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ELMS COLLEGE ARCHIVES 

291 SPRINGFIELD ST. 
CHICOPEE, MA 01013-2839 



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in 2014 



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Forewo?^d 



Joy here on earth is based on the closeness of our wills to the 
will of God. Throughout our four years here, every activity has 
been determined by its ability to bring about this ultimate end. 
Day by day our classes, our devotions, and our social activities 
have brought us closer to our goal. Our Lady of the Elms, in 
imparting this contentment of spirit, has given us also the assur- 
ance of time well spent. The hours have been both happy ones 
and serious ones, a mixture of parties, proms and preparations 
for the future lives to be rounded out by this education for which 
we'll always be thankful. But the complete realization of these if 
joys does not come with Graduation Day — rather it grows and 
matures until, recalling days here on campus, we shall see clearly 
that this portion of our lives has been one very dear. It has been 
a portion seasoned with goodness, kindness, and friendship, a por- 
tion sprinkled with mistakes and misfortunes, but embodied with 
serenity and finite perfection. It is here, in Elmata, that we shall 
lock up our fond memories and keep them well guarded within 
its green and gold covers. And upon envisioning our college days 
these joys will crowd into our hearts. Well smile, we'll brush 
away a tear, and well thank Our Lady of the Elms. 



Rlmata 



Published by the Class of 1949 
COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 
Chicopee, Massachusetts 




Editor-in-Chief Patricia V. Connell 

Business Manager Marilyn M. Logan 

Art Editor Irene T. Morin 



A.5soc\at€ Literary Editors 

Beatrice V. Barrett Maureen M. Keating 
Mary T. Goggin Marilyn M. Logan 

Ruth A. Murphy 



'I heard a thousand blended notes, 
While in a grove I sat recUned, 
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts 
Bring sad thoughts to the 7nmd." 



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His Excellency 

THE MOST REVEREND THOMAS MARY OXEARY, D.D. 

Bishop of Springfield 
President 

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dedication 



The class of 1949 proudly and sincerely dedicate 
this yearbook to you. Your Excellency, because had 
it not been for your beneficence in establishing our 
school, a catholic college education might have been 
denied to many of us. The force of your determina' 
tion has not only presented this gift to us but has 
provided us, in the course of four years, with the in' 
describable joys attained when friends can live, work 
and play together. The beauty of building, of learn' 
ing and of living which surrounds us here has de' 
lighted and enriched us but we know that, lacking 
your guiding hand, all of this would not have been 
ours. As Founder and President of our college you 
have placed everything within our easy reach. And 
so now, as we pass from the goldeu'hued college days, 
we turn back once more to express our genuine grati' 
tude to you for making our college life a reality. 



Faculty 



Your particular gift to the class of 1949 has 
been knowledge. You have diligently presented by 
lecture and demonstration the facts which we, your 
students, shall convert into wisdom. Now, as we 
step lightly forth to a new and different life, it is 
upon this wisdom that we shall depend. No other 
Faculty could have been more cheerfully generous 
or more genuinely fair. No other Faculty could have 
enlightened us more brightly. Therefore, as we mur' 
mur our joyous farewells, we acknowledge your 
wisdom and your patience, your sincerity and your 
thoughtfulness. And our joy is more complete for 
we are confident that even after graduation you will 
always be ready with the habitual gentle word for 
us, with the nod of encouragement and praise, with 
tolerance and understanding. 



"Who art a light to guide, a rod 
To ch,ec\ the erring and reprove; 
Thou who art victory and law 
When empty terrors overawe; 
From vain temptations dost set free; 
And cahnst the weary strife of frail humanity.' 



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MOST REVEREND THOMAS M. OTEARY, D.D. 

Preside)!! 

REVEREND JOHN R. ROONEY, S.T.B., Ph.D. 

Vice-President 

SISTER ROSE WILLIAM, B.A., M.A. 

Dean 



REVEREND THOMAS B. PIERCE, B.A.. J.C.B,, S.T.L. 
Rehgion 

REVEREND GEORGE A. SHEA, B.A., S.T.D., Ph.D. 

Philosophy 

REVEREND ROBERT H. STAFFORD, B.A., S.T.D. 

Philosophy 

SISTER ROSE WILLIAM, B.A., M.A. 
LaUn, Mathematics 

SISTER HELEN JOSEPH, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
English 

SISTER MARY CORNELIUS, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
French, Spanish 

SISTER TERESA MARIE, B.A., M.A. 

Mathematics, Physics 

SISTER MARY ANTONELLA, B.A., M.A. 
Historv 

SISTER LAWRENCE MARIE. B.Mus. 
Music 

SISTER REGINA DOLORES, B.A. 
English, Speech, Spanish 

SISTER HELEN CLARE, B.A., M.A. 
French, Spanish 

SISTER MARY CHRYSOSTOM, B.A., M.A. 
Education, English 



SISTER JAMES MARY, B.A. 
German, Journalism 

SISTER MARY EUGENE, B.A., M.A. 
English, Latin 

SISTER MARGARET JAMES, B.S. 

Biology 

SISTER ANNA CECILIA, B.A., M.A. 
Mathematics 

SISTER JOHN MARTHA, B.A., M.A. 

Sociology 

SISTER TERESA DANIEL. B.A., B.S. in L.S. 

Librarian 

SISTER FLORENCE JOSEPH, B.A., B.S. in L.S. 
Librarian 

JAMES L. SHEA, B.A., M.A. 

Chemistry 

MARY D. MURPHY, B.S. 
Biology, Chemistry 

RALPH T. NAZZARO, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 
Chemistry 

CHARLES R. GADAIRE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 
Biology 

KATHERINE S. LONG, B.S. 
Physical Education 



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REV. GEORGE A. SHEA, Ph.D. 
Philosophy 



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REV. ROBERT H. STAFFORD, S.T.D. 
Philosophy 



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JAMES L. SHEA, M.A. 

Chemistry 



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MARY D. MURPHY, B.S. 
Biology, Chemistry 



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RALPH T. NAZZARO, Ph.D. 

Chemistry 



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CHARLES R. GADAIRE, Ph.D. 
Biology 



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Sisters 



It is a great joy to give of oneself and 
to see the recipient go forward amid dan' 
gers, armed with moral strength, fortified 
with good example. This joy must dwell 
always within the heart of every Sister of 
Saint Joseph here on campus for, have you 
ever known a more willing, a more de' 
pendable group? They are women donat' 
ing their services not for temporal rewards 
but for the greater goal of spiritual sane 
tification. Day by day they have watched 
us grow physically and mentally. Now we 
are prepared, encased in the armor of moral strength, fortified 
with goodness and happiness, to defend their lessons and to depend 
upon them for strength. If we were to ascribe our formula for 
the sure attainment of infinite joy hereafter we would enumerate 
the qualities of our Sisters and suggest that they be followed. For 
nowhere else will such an essentially happy community be found, 
one so revered yet one so humble. Since we have accepted every 
thing from you, our Sisters, we should return a worthy gift. But 
to offer material rewards would be folly and so here, when upon 
the brink of departure, we present our only gift, our prayers. 
Never to forget you, always to remember you in our devotions, 
to constantly intercede in your behalf, these are our bequests, 
these make up our spiritual estate, these we gladly give to you and 
the while, asking God above to keep you with Him now and 
always. 




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Parents 



Joy is an all-encircling emotion. It 
dwells m your heart and guides your 
every action. But all too frequently, m 
our times of happiness, we forget those 
who have made all of this possible. Had 
it not been for their sacrifices, their assist' 
ance, and their prayers, how far would 
we have come? Could we have answered 
to the name of Graduate? Could we have 
known and loved and cherished our coh 
lege days? To these two dear people we 
owe so much, a debt of love, of happiness, 
of education. Therefore, from the deepest and furthermost recesses 
of our happy hearts, we utter a humble "Thank you." It echoes 
and re-echoes through the pages of this yearbook until, in clear 
and defiant print, it finds its way to you, our parents, whose 
days and nights are filled with thoughts and plans for us, whose 
every action receives its impetus from love of us. For, now 
on the brink of Graduation Day, filled with joy, we realiz^e that in 
each joyous blessing there's a sense of gratitude. It may be dor- 
mant but it nevertheless is there and should be expressed. So here 
on this page, dedicated to our parents, we give you our best, and 
that best of ours is only meager remuneration for your best, so 
freely given and so calmly received. 



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Campus 



The well-worn pathways from O'Leary to the 
Administration Building, the Chapel and the Grotto 
have witnessed many a traveler in these past four 
years. They've felt us hurrying to class, tripping 
gayly to a dance, and marching m solemn procession 
to the tune of 'Tomp and Circumstance." But these 
are only pathways. The buildings themselves have 
encircled us and kept us warm in their grasp. Per- 
sonification is radiated in their studied silence during 
exams, their meditative silence during retreat. They 
have rocked with gaiety at Christmas time and prom 
time. But mere pictures of these edifices hold little 
charm. It is the feeling of joy and contentment ema- 
nating from their walls which reaches out and draws 
us to them filling us with the joy that we have grown 
in stature and in strength while within their loving 
arms. 




''Heaven prosper it! may peace and love, 
And hope, and consolation fall. 
Through its mee\ influence from above, 
And penetrate the hearts of all; 
All who, around the hallowed fane. 
Shall sojourn in this fair domain;'' 



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TOWER — ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 

"Purposed grace of leaping curve in Gothic arches 
Lends an artful simpleness in mastery.'' 



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And, filled with sweetness, as a shell 
Is filled with sound and launched in time, 
it serves its purpose passing well.'' 



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OXEARY HALL 



I 

"This vital world, this home 
of happy spirits' 



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ST. THOMAS HALL 

"Where thoughts serenely sweet express 
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.'' 




BEAVEN HALL 



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CHAPEL 



"But years, or ages, or eternity 
Will find me stxW in thou^t before 
your throne." 



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INTERIOR OF CHAPEL 



''Tall shadows whisper music — 

blue and purple tones, 
Tapers dart li\e waxen, jiame-tipped birds. 
Aureoled saints adore from muted windows. 
And in the silence of my heart, 

I find no words ..." 



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OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 

''Mary, uplifted to our sight 
In cloudy vesture stainless^ivhite , 
Why are thine eyes li}{e stars alight, 
Twin flames of charity?'' 



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GROTTO 



"It IS a lovely thing, I thin\ 
To fmd a small shrine intimate 
Beyoyid a company of trees . . . ' 



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MAIN FOYER 



"as if the stones were glass 
Fixed and into heaiity blown." 



MEZZANINE 




DOORS — LIBERAL ARTS BUILDING 



"The Beauty which old 

Greece or Rome 
Sung, painted, wrought, 
lies close at home.'' 



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VERITAS AUDITORIUM 



"Where light and shade repose, where music dwells 
Lingering — and wandering on as loth to die' 



Seniors 



These days are happy days; time when friends are 
made and knowledge gained. But few are the ones 
remaining which we can entitle ''college days." Too 
few are the moments we can spend together, too few 
the smiles we can share. In happiness we arrived 
here four years ago but soon we leave in exalted joy 
for we have treasured every radiant beam of happi' 
ness, 'til now, our hearts are vaults of joy. To think 
of each other is to be happy. To see each other is to 
relive our life on campus. In four short years of 
classes, vacations, and exams weVe never known dis' 
cord or discontent. Our one desire for each of us is 
that she might live on in a continuing spirit of welh 
being radiating peace, good fortune and true joy. 




"Te blessed creatures, 1 have heard the call 

Te to each other 7na\e; I see 
The heavens laugh with you in your jubilee; 
M\ hean is at your festival, 
'Sly head hath its coronal. 
The fulness of your bliss, I feel — I feel it all" 



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p. Cnnnell, I. Morin, E. Hannigan, R. Murphy, L. Hanna, M. Keating, F. Haley, M. Goggin 

E. Hamilton, E. Ford, E. Barron, M. Hoar, A. Jones, H. Goddard, N. Black, R. Keough 

M. Lawler, S. Cummings, D. Casey, B. Hurley, E. Aidicon, M. Corrinet, B. Carlisle, S. Leroy 



SENIOR CLASS 

CLASS OFFICERS 

Ruth A. Murphy Louise M. Hanna 

President Vice-President 

Beatrice V. Barrett Marilyn M. Logan 

Secretary Treasurer 



Class Flower: Red Rose 
Class Colors: Red and White 



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K. Martin, M. Moynihan, M. Murphy, B. Barrett, M. Logan, N. Savoit, M. Maloy, E. Pringle 

V. Rooney, M. Zak, H. Vecchia, M. Martin, C. Sawtelle, E. Flynn, C. Street, M. Meehan 

R. Morrier, M. Merrigan, A. MacDonnell, B. Meagher, N. Mangan, M. Nesbit, C. Ryan, F. Rcscoe 



The day is here, the day we have waited for, our day of joy — com' 
mencement day for the class of '49. 

Did the poet Lowell have us in mind when he wrote, ''What is so rare 
as a day in June?" Or could we, without presumption, amend his ques' 
tion by asking, "What is so rare as this day in June, this day of our grad- 
uation from our beloved Lady of the Elms?"" Today we go out from these 
walls that for us are hallowed by four years of joyful striving, our tasks 
of the moment done. Away from our class, one from the other, some of 




GAUDEAMUS! 



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Ruth A. Murphy 
President 



US may never meet again this side of 
heaven. Away from our cherished teach' 
ers to whose unselfish devotion we owe 
so much; away from our morning ris- 
ings, away from our busy days and 
nights of study, away from our hours 
of play; it cannot be that we are natural 
if we fail to find, welling up from the 
depths of our sentient hearts, a pang of 
sorrow that all of these things are over 
for us as a class of graduates. 

But we came here in joy, have joy 
fully tackled our pursuits, and why 
should we not, in a continuing spirit of 
joy, enter upon and play our part in the 
glories of this meaningful day? 
Much, oh so much of our life at the Elms will be proudly placed in the 
file of our tender memories. First of all, our associations with our teachers, 
classmates and college mates, our classes with their tests and examinations 
— but apart from these in the Golden Treasury of Remembrances, which 
includes so many of the activities of our senior year, comes first 

Initiation — Did we do this? Did we forget ourselves because, forsooth, 
custom has called us seniors? Did we make admirals of ourselves and stand 
officiously over the humKe freshmen, the swabbies of our decks? No, no. 
It was all in fun. And they knew it. And it drew them closer to us and 
us to them. And then, 

Cap and Gown Sunday — How 
princely we marched with measured 
tread, our looks supreme, our words un' 
said! Maybe we did feel that sense of 
superiority! but Fm sure our hearts were 
right, for again, custom hath ordered it. 
Spare us dear undergrads. You'll wear 
them too, and like it . . . Our sense of 
joy seemed to reign absolute when sue 
cess crowned our humble eflforts at the 
Elmata Dance — which witnessed 
seniors and underclassmen furthering the 
cause of wholesome entertainment and 

helping the seniors' personal college louise M. Hanna 

diary . . . and where they usually come Vice-President 




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Beatrice V. Barrett 
Secretary 



The Familiar Blue-Books — But soon 
again, renewed with courage, and re' 
plenished with a stronger determination 
than ever before, we resolved to meet 
each forthcoming situation of the New 
Year with masterly attack. On a bright' 
er note, we anxiously awaited another 
festive occasion — one with a promise 
of surprise — for little did we guess that 
on that ''night of cloudless climes and 
starry skies," we would suddenly find 
ourselves in a great magic ''Winter 
Wonderland'' — at the Junior Prom. 
The magic of the winter slowly faded 
out and "as the swift seasons roll," we 
embarked upon the springtime of com' 
mencement which introduced the joint Glee Club Concert with Boston 
College, the important self'evaluation and challenge to a better life pro' 
voked by our Spiritual Retreat, and those occasions when we daughters 
paid tribute in a special way to our parents at the Father-Daughter and 
Mother-Daughter banquets. Oh yes, we have parents, and we love them. 
To see us frolic and cavort at times, to gab and chatter, you might be led 
to think that we had none — that we "just growed" like Topsy. Oh yes, 
we have parents. And we thank them for their kindness. May God bless 
them ever! With this prayerful supplication, we enrich our store of tender 
Remembrances and seal our Golden 
Treasury. 

Let us not leave on a note of sadness, 
"sweet sorrow though our parting be"; 
but on that more exalting note of joy 
that we have sat at the foot of goodness 
and learning and knowledge and are 
firmly resolved to reflect these things 
throughout our lives in rugged accord' 
ance with our true principles. 

As each of the class of '49 goes out 
today from these hallowed walls, she 
walks away with firm step and head 
erect, with a smile on her face and a 
song in her heart. 

Our Lady of the Elms, Gaudemus! 



Marilyn M. Logan 
Treasurer 



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Cap and Gown Sunday 



To pass from a fleecy realm of dream and pos' 
sibility to an actual state of reality was the blissful 
fate of every senior on that sunkissed Sunday, late 
in October, the feast of Christ the King. The 
long-awaited moment which seemed almost unattain- 
able at times was fast becoming perfected, the re- 
ceiving of our Cap and Gown. 

Ours was an unboundless joy as we raised our 
hopes, our thanksgivings, and our petitions to the 
altar of God m the symbol of our caps and gowns 
that Sunday morning. Ours was a happiness that 
overflowed our very hearts as we knelt in all hum- 
bleness before a most Radiant Savior in the greatest 
of all sacrifices. 

The beauty of the morning's ceremonies was only 
transcended by the solemnity of the afternoon's, and 
a deep feeling permeated every senior's heart. In 
the midst of our loved ones, our parents, friends 
and classmates, we donned our caps and gowns and 
the realization of three years and perhaps a lifetime 
was beginning to take on a more tangible aspect. 
With the donning of our academic caps and gowns, 
we, in the words of Father Sullivan's most meaning- 
ful speech, were also to don our gowns of responsi- 



biHty, our garb of preparedness and, climactically, 
our robes of an educated Catholic woman. 

As each member of the Class of '49 sat, intensely 
earnest upon the so prophetic words which were 
being issued forth, we envisioned our day of going 
out, for this day, this Cap and Gown Sunday was 
but a mere foreshadowing of the sadness and elo- 
quence of graduation day. 

Meanwhile, anticipating this future day we were 
implored to fill our hearts, our minds, our souls to 
the very brim, to drink deep of the fountain of 
truth which was in our very midst. And in carry- 
ing out this task especially in the full year ahead 
of us, as dignified wearers of those so cherished 
caps and gowns, we should be ever mindful of the 
responsibilities conferred upon us with their investi- 
ture. 

And finally, as we marched through that smiling 
guard of honor, to the waiting smiles and tears of 
parents and friends we could not help but think, 
each one of us, that we would soon and, all too 
soon, march through the smiling protective walls of 
our Alma Mater into the waiting arms of a not too 
happy world. 




"Cantate Domino canticum novum" 



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ELIZABETH A. AIDICON, A.B. 
Athol 

NUMBER one sodalist on campus . . . sweet, reserved . . . dainty blush . . . 

latest hair'do . . . athletic build . . . pleasant disposition . . . industrious 
. . . skill in domestic arts evidenced by those knitted socks . . . sewing 
instructress . . . illustrious reputation as a guard on the basketball court . . . 
varsity award . . . tennis fan . . . primarily interested in history . . . Berg' 
man admirer . . . flair for clothes . . . ''Where is Athol?" . . . potential 
fashion designer . . . energetic supporter of every campus activity . . . fond' 
ness for teaching . . . invaluable contributor of quiet charm to us of '49 
. . . example of golden mean in all things 

Sodality 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Athletic Club i, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club i, 2, 3; I. R. C. 
2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1,2; Verdeoro 2, 3 



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BEATRICE V. BARRETT, A.B. 
Momon 

"BEATTIE," cute as her name . . . bewitching dimples . . . sparkling smile 
. . . creator of unique coilfures . . . those minutes so respectfully sub- 
mitted . . . best gift of all — a serene disposition . . . never angry in her 
college career . . . dependable forever . . . ccoperation plus . . . conspiracies 
with Ruth that failed . . . the brunette of the Monson pair . . . unlimited 
supply of walnettos . . . somewhat perfunctory in arriving . . . anxious in 
promoting knowledge of Vaughan Monroe . . . "this is just the thing'' . . . 
clever with a pen . . . versatile contributor to Elmscript . . . special interest 
in English . . . scholastically and socially, a veritable gem 

Sodality; Class Treasurer i, Class Secretary 2, 3, 4; Elmata, Associate Literary Editor; 
Glee Club i, 2; I. R. C. 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais i, 2 



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ELEANOR J. BARRON, A.B. 
Uxhndge 

INFORMALLY known as "Ellie" or ''Nonnie" . . . tall in stature and 
poised in manner ... a striking brunette with an engaging smile and 
a sweet voice ... a fabulous wardrobe including many smart suits of her 
father's choice . . . co'inhabitant of the room around the corner ... an 
eye on the future . . . memorable trips with Susie to P. C. and points 
south . . . unusual study hours . . . active in all affairs musical . . . enthu' 
siastic teacher ... la primera seiiorita de La Corte Castellana . . . chairman 
of our ring committee ... a delightful combination of sincerity and gen' 
erosity 

Sodality; Chairman of Our Lady's Committee 4; Athletic Association i, 1, 3; Glee 
Club I, 2, 3, 4; I. R. C. 2; La Corte Castellana i, 2, 3 (VP), 4 (P) ; Verdeoro i, 2 



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M. NANCY BLACK, A.B. 

Auburn 

AUBURN'S gift to us of '49 . . . pug'nosed, lithe and likeable Nancy . . . 

attractive dresser . . . equally cute in short or long hair . . . easy to 
talk to . . . proud of her Scotch ancestry . . . capable at the keyboard . . . 
superlative in sports . . . Lolly's roommate . . . always meeting a new man 
to add to her list . . . weekend visits to the Carroll Club and Holy Cross 
dances ... a serious historian . . . last year's bridesmaid — this year's bride 
. . . captivating captain of the Athletic Club ... a typical collegiate . . . 
one we'll fondly remember 

Sodality; Athletic Association i, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Glee Club i, I. R. C. 
2, 3, 4; Verdeoro i, 2 



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BETTY ANN CARLISLE, A.B. 
South Barre 



BETTY ANN . . . natural attractiveness . . . deep black ringlets . . . dark 
eyes . . . fair coloring . . . 'The Lady in Red"' . . . soft low voice . . . 
broad grin . . . highly contagious laughter . . . demure and dainty . . . charm- 
ing manner . . . joyous and gleeful . . . lover of good times ... a u'elcome 
fourth at bridge . . . one of the famed pioneers from Beaven Hall . . . 
around the corner with Shirl . . . daily campus communiques to and from 
Winooski . . . company from Barre on Sunday nights . . . that long Colum- 
bus Day weekend . . . Worcester County, the 12:25 and 8:06 . . . movie 
enthusiast . . . sweet as her favorite Milkmaid Cologne 

Sodality; Athletic Association i, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; I. R. C. 3; La Corte Castellana 
I, 2; Verdeoro i 



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DOROTHY T. CASEY, B.S. 
Great Barrington 

"CASEY" . . . energetic, quick, cheerful . . . continually in a rush . . . 

the girl behind the spotlight . . . technician of the microphone . . . pur 
pie rimmed glasses . . . bright lumber jackets . . . suits to spare for friends 
to wear . . . basketball star and ping'pong champion . . . information center 
for events of interest . . . inimitable (?) singing voice . . . gay escapades in 
Great Barrington . . . such interesting novels behind the B. C. cover . . . 
brilliant success with every physical chem experiment . . . "Casey would 
waltz" ... a friend of the freshmen during initiation week, of the seniors 
all year round 

Sodality; Athletic Association i, 2, 3, 4; I. R. C. 2; La Corte Castellana 2; Msgr. 
Doyle Science Club i, 2, 3; Verdeoro i, 2, 3, 4 



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PATRICIA V. CONNELL. B.S. 
Springfield 

"PAT" . . . the sparkling Editor-in-Chief of Elmata . . . deep-set eyes . . . 

effervescent laughter . . . lover of dialects . . . the proper adjective for 
every situation . . . famous for her hilarious imitations and intricate dance 
steps with "Rootie" . . . capable of impromptu piano renditions . . . "My, 
what feminine hands!" ... a recently revived interest m dimples . . . "It's 
N. U. not U. N.!" . . . reverent about big brother at C. U. . . . another 
talented knitter . . . long lab hours well spent . . . truly a "49 highhght, 
admired by all who meet her, loved by all who know her 

Sodality. Elmata Editor-in-Chief; A. C. S. 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club i, 2, 3, 4; 
Verdeoro i, 2, 3 



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MARGUERITE T. CORRINET, A.B. 
Pittsfield 

"PEG," Berkshire County's daughter . . . brown eyes . . . good'natured 
. . . her dad a campus favorite . . . terrific I. Q. . . . avid reader . . . 
at home in the realm of sines and cosines . . . University of Massachusetts 
weekends . . . secondary interest in Chicopee . . . pairs galore of shoes all 
boxed . . . that Pittsfield annex . . . hero of Soph melodrama . . . her GE 
radio treasured in the dorm . . . varsity basketball . . . softball enthusiast 
. . . winner of shufile board tournament . . . proud displayer of her finger 
painting created at Community Center . . . analytical mmd . . . familiar 
name on committee lists and a cherished one in our memories 

Sodality; Athletic Association i, 2, 3, 4; Le Ccrcle Francais; Glee Club i, 2; Verdcoro 
I, 4; Chairman Senior Ball 



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SHIRLEY M. CUMMINGS, B.S. 
Southhoro 



"SHIRL'' of the hearty laugh and the ready wit . . . Southboro's loyal 
booster . . . gleaming blonde hair haloing a rosy complexion . . . 
friendly, jovial personality . . . fond of stuffed animals, ice cream, and a 
good joke . . . "Ain't it the rocks?" . . . bountiful provider of that famous 
Sunday night turkey feast in Beaven . . . reports on her summer project 
at Martha's Vineyard . . . favorite outfit — pajamas and coat . . . Com' 
mencement week in that green Chrysler ... a future career girl in the 
F. B. I. or its equivalent . . . energetic biologist . . . Science Club leader 
... a future as bright as her humor 

Sodality; Athletic Association i, 2, 3, 4; A. C. S. 4; Glee Club i, 2, 3; Msgr. Doyle 
Science Club i, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P) ; Verdeoro i, 2, 3 



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ELIZABETH A. FLYNN, B.S. 
Fittsfield 



'TLYNNIE/' our joyful boast from Berkshire County . . . skillful manipu' 
lator of all scientific problems . . . poise personified ... a sublime 
disposition plus unequalled savoir'faire ... a contagion of rollicking mirth 
. . . latest edition of Vogue . . . illustrious member of our famed quartet . . . 
favorite teacher of general biology . . . Glee Club songbird and Athletic 
Club rooter ... a "Sleepytime Gal" . . . social butterfly at R. P. I. and 
P. C. . . . successful and charming head coach of our Elmata dance ... an 
ardent lover of the light fantastic . . . possessed of a continuous fountain 
of friendliness 

Sodality; Athletic Club i, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4 (S) ; Msgr. Doyle Science 
Club I, 2; Verdeoro i, 2 



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ELLEN M. FORD, A.B. 

WIDE'EYED and wondering Ellen, the quiet Quincyite . . . Lee, in the 
offing, as her second choice for exciting weekends . . . seldom seen 
without Hattie, Ginny or Rita . . . admired by Big Joes and Little Joes . . . 
she of the witty remarks, the spirited laugh . . . singing, her hobby . . . teach' 
ing, her vocation ... a not'so-little brother . . . memories of Fitchburg 
. . . unexpected studyhour visits from her uncle . . . often the victim of 
hilarious dorm pranks . . . "Oh, that sixth grade history" . . . sophomore 
addition . . . betweeu'halves hostess of our Elmata . . . flair for languages 
. . . a reserved and refreshing senior 

Sodality; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 2 



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HARRIET A. GODDARD, A.B. 
Uxhridge 



"HATTIE"' or "Harry Ann" . . . her beaming face at breakfast ... so 
graceful in the receiving Hne of our fashion shows . . . easygoing 
nature . . . friendly, personable air . . . the center of many a stimulating 
confab . . . humorous tales galore . . . sneezes that elfected minor tornadoes 
in philosophy classes . . . "My brothers, Joe and Vin" . . . magazines con' 
ducive to study . . . her ever'popular quilt of junior year . . . "Danny Boy" 
. . . aptitude for teaching music . . . down the hill to Hill's . . . operations 
"caf and smoker" . . . chancing the 8:06 for three years . . . "in Uxhridge, 
we" . . . unclouded temper, assuring a cheerful tomorrow 

Sodality: Athletic Association i, 4; I. R. C. 3. 4; La Cortc Castcllana i, 2; Science 
Club I; Verdeoro 1 



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MARY T. GOGGIX. A.B. 
Sprmgfield 

SOFTA'OICED "Gog" . . . glossy black hair clustered over an intelligent 
brow . . . fair complexion . . . reader of the Boston Herald . . . that 
certain item from Cuba ... A. I. C. proms . . . weekends in Boston . . . 
fondness for mince pie a la midnight . . . proud of her self-made arg>'le 
mittens . . . "platonic" . . . morning music by her rubber band . . . weekly 
jelly donuts and chicken sandwiches . . . loyal supporter of school activities 
. . . journahstic tendencies . . . Elms press agent . . . largely responsible for 
Elmscript's wide circulation . . . devotee of histor>' in general and specifically 
of I. R. C. ... as fine a student as she is a friend 

Sodaliu': Athletic Association i, z: Elmata, Associate LiteraiA- Editor; I. R. C. 2, 4: 
Le Cercle Francais i, 2; School Publicity- Chairman 3: Delta Epsilon Sigma 



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FRANCES A. HALEY. A.B. 
Momon 

"FRANKIE" . . . the farmer's daughter . . . our "Strawberry Blonde" . . . 

freckles . . . infectious laugh on occasions . . . notable wardrobe 
. . . energetic knitter . . . proud possessor of the notorious Matilda . . . 
booster of Brimfield with its hay rides and barn dances . . . staunch advo' 
cate of raw milk and country life . . . instigator of our hilarious picnic in 
the cattle truck . . . pet peeve — Latin scansion . . . annual gift of one dozen 
roses . . . three hectic years in the annex ... a certain oilman's dream . . . 
lover of things literary ... an industrious student who is sure to succeed 
. . . a future as bright as her hair 

Sodality; Athletic Association 2, 3, 4: Glee Club i, 2: I. R. C. 2, 3, 4: La Corte 
Castellana i, 2 



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ELIZABETH M. HAMILTON, A.B. 

J^orth Adams 



TALL in stature, lovely to behold . . . the poised and perfect lady . . . 

smooth complexion . . . gentle and self-assured . . . singular charm 
. . . R. F. D. country . . . pet vaunt — a handsome brother 6'4" . . . pet 
aversion — chapeaux . . . envied recipient of three prom invitations in one 
day . . . weekends at Norwich, Holy Cross, and Coast Guard Academy 
. . . unlawful proprietor of Frankie's photo . . . Westerly phone calls from 
Bill . . . Mary Agnes and Elizabeth Mary — her twins of Religion 4 . . . 
gory war souvenirs . . . vocal talent punctuated with "yo soy la viudita" 
. . . Verdeoro's guiding light . . . her own excuse for being 

Sodality; Athletic Association i, 3; Glee Club 1 1 I. R. C. 3, 4; Verdeoro i, 2, 3, 4 (P) 



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LOUISE M. HANNA, A.B. 

Chicopee 

VIVACIOUS . . . quick thinking . . . blessed with a sparkhng humor and 
a beaming smile . . . second in command in our class . . . capable 
wielder of the gavel at the M. J. B. meetings ... a dynamic debator and a 
top-ranking philosopher ... an absorbing interest in English and history 
. . . one of the carefree cohorts of Hampton a few summers ago . . . lovely 
in white at the Fashion Show . . . featured as our "Daisy" in the Soph 
show ... a combination of poise and charming manner ... a disposition 
inviting imitation . . . even'tempered . . . ever delightful Louise 

Sodality; Class Sec. i; (VP) 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 3; I. R. C. 3, 4; Le Ccrcle Francais 
I, 2; M. J. B. I, 2 (S), 3 (VP),' 4 (P); Tourmaline 3 



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ESTHER M. HANNIGAN, A.B. 

^ orcester 



"LENA'' to her intimates, to her pupils — a formidable Latin teacher . . . 

fondness for classical myths . . . character portrayal, her dramatic 
specialty . . . colorful renditions of Al Jolson, Mr. Chips, and the old 
witch . . . prompt and punctual . . . considerate and sincere . . . contagious 
laugh . . . her discussions, the highlights of literary get'togethers . . . more 
than the usual share of moth balls and French beds . . . patient and long' 
suffering, without a trunk that Freshman week ..." Twas the Night Be 
fore Christmas'" and!!! . . . fabulous laundries six days a week ... a private 
booster club for both her old and new home towns 

Sodality; Glee Club i, 2; I. R. C. 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana i, 2; Literary Club 
Chairman 4; Verdeoro i, 2, 3, 4 (T) 



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MARION B. HOAR, B.S. 
Springfield 



MARION . . . blonde, beautiful, bewitching ... a serious student with 
laughter ever lingering in her big blue eyes . . . her untiring effort 
in no small part responsible for our National Liturgy Commission ... a 
Springfield resident but a Worcesterite at heart ... a philosopher of note 
. . . an authority on Louie, Benny's and the art of seUing shoes ... an 
amazing ability for juggling chemical formulas . . . the flashing half of the 
Fireball Twins . . . ever surrounded by that friendly shining light ... a 
gentle yet prevailing force carrying her on to her ultimate goal 

Sodality; A. C. S. 4; Glcc Club i, 2, 3, 4; Liturgy Circle 2, Co-chairman National 
and Regional Liturgy Commission of N. F. C. C. S. 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 
I, 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro i, 2; Delta Epsilon Sigma 



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BARBARA M. HURLEY, A.B. 
Springfield 



SCINTILLATING daughter of the "Old Sod" . . . expert instructor in 
the art of Irish dancing . . . witty and wise . . . admirable school 
spirit . . . naturally curly hair encircling a shining countenance ... in- 
separable companion of Clara . . . intricate routes to morning classes . . . 
personification of merriment in our lighter hours . . . stimulating Sunday 
evenings . . . equally refreshing the accounts of them on Monday . . . from 
Spanish to history in one easy jump . . . integral, vivacious part of popular 
I. R. C. . . . future travel and study south of the border ... no gloom to 
shadow her glistening path 

Sodality; I. R. C. i, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana i, 2, 3, 4; Editor, Hojas de los Olmos 4 



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ANNE F. JONES, B.S. 
Belmont 

"JONESY" . . . tall of mind and body . . . attractive short hair'do . . . 

generous, helpful nature . . . ''hey, Anne, will you fix my knitting?" 
. . . staunch supporter of Hampton Beach and the B. & A. Railroad . . . 
excellent printer and poster maker . . . dorm manicurist . . . experienced 
librarian . . . affiliations in Worcester . . . train schedule consultant . . . still 
placing first among the aunts in the crowd . . . often seen behind the 
counter in the caf . . . tireless stage hand and scenery mover . . . unique 
Junior Prom favors . . . scientific interests . . . novel experiences while 
practice teaching . . . enthusiastic and loyal forty-niner 

Sodality; Athletic Association i, 2, 3, 4; Glee Cluh i, 2, 3, 4; I. R. C. 2, 3 (VP); 
Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3; Verdeoro i, 2, 3 



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MAUREEN M. KEATING, A.B. 
Spnngjield 

CHEEKS like the blushing clouds . . . capable pilot of I. R. C. . . . history 
first and Spanish a close second in her realm of interests . . . solver of 
the world's problems including desert irrigations . . . her forensic activities 
felt sharply by all opponents . . . greatness of mind and deepness of soul 
... a touch of humor blended with sparkling eyes . . . bright Hght of the 
senior study hall . . . filled with exuberance for our Alma Mater . . . always 
ready with a laugh . . . ''hep and gay" summer as a playground leader . . . 
a distinguished and talented scribe . . . model for all underclassmen 

Sodality; Elmata Associate Literary Editor; Elmscript 3; La Corte Castellana i, 2, 3; 
M. J. B. Debating Club 2, 3, 4; L R. C. i, 2, 3, 4 (P) ; Verdeoro 2 



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RITA A. KEOUGH, A.B. 
Miami, Florida 



RITA . . . lithe and lovely . . . seriousness of expression and a hidden 
twinkle in her eye . . . bright, breezy, and as unpredictable as a golden 
day of early summer . . . gifted songstress . . . booster for Miami first, 
Clinton second . . . graduate study in the offing . . . pleasant reminiscences 
of Florida . . . adept at French beds and the French language . . . calm in 
the face of a complicated schedule that would put a math major whirling 
, , . rooming with Hattie, — an excellent arrangement, educationally and 
otherwise . . . from whence the fondness for black olives? . . . happiness 
in attendance, now and always 

Sodality; Glee Club 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 3, 4 



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ROSE MARIE LA MOUNTAIN, B.S. 

Springfield 



"RO" . . . girl with all loveliness and personality . . . gorgeous dim' 
pies . . . sparkling blue eyes and blonde highlights in her light brown 
hair . . . famous for her cautious technique in chem lab, for her artistic 
clay models . . . zealous campus press agent for the Missions . . . busy bee 
with a piece of chalk . . . Glee Club librarian . . . impromptu study hall 
entertainer . . . always generous with those lunches big enough for three 
. . . incomparable stories enhanced by practised imitations . . . magnetism 
exerting its force for ninety miles . . . ability + humor + dependability = 
an ever'treasured friend 

Sodality; Glee Club i, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana i, 2; Mission Committee Chair- 
man 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro 2, 3 



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MARIE E. LAWLER, B.S. 

y^orthampton 

"LOLLY" . . . gleaming, mischievous eyes . . . delicate coloring . . . cheer' 
ful amiability . . . practical serious thought . . . sense of humor . . . 
gullibility plus . . . sleepy appearances in the early (?) morning . . . friendly 
argument on time worn topics ... a winning (permission) way . . . more 
excuses than the proverbial Ike . . . scientific inclinations for laboratory 
technology . . . allegiance to Dick and M. I. T. . . . a non-member of the 
Glee Club . . . knitting fad amidst diversions despite inability to follow 
patterns . . . telegrams to Norwich at prom time . . . ardent philosopher? 
. . . rubbers in the rain . . . long remembered junior picnic at her uncle's 

Sodality; Athletic Club i, 2, 3, 4; I. R. C; La Corte Castcllana i, 2; Science Club 
2, 3, 4; Verdeoro 2 



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SHIRLEY M. LEROY, A.B. 

"SHY" ... a name that tells only half of her personality ... a naive smile 
that's pleasant and permanent . . . sparkling blue eyes . . . short curly 
hair . . . courteous and self'effacing . . . gentle and warm'hearted . . . old 
standby of the Athletic Club . . . jealous defender of her badminton 
laurels . . . memorable, her work in ''Sports on Reviev/" . . . interesting 
tales of Saturday night at the Grange . . : ''Oh, how we could harmonize" 
as one of 49''s quartet . . . the power behind the many social successes of 
the Sodality . . . future — serene as present 

Sodality; Social Committee Chairman 4; A Cappella i, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 
I, 2, 3; Glee Club i, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana i, 2, 3, 4; Tourmaline 3, Business 
Manager 



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MARILYN M. LOGAN, B.S. 
Springfield 

MARILYN . . . the busy banker for '49 . . . ardently admired by all 
underclassmen ... a charming little nose ... a troublesome natural 
blonde streak . . . wide-eyed (except in pictures) . . . capable on the 
basketball court . . . Glee Club enthusiast . . . faithful to all Elms social 
functions ... a picturesque vocabulary . . . humorous recollections of 
"Happy Hampton" . . . firm in her convictions ... a sympathetic listener 
. . . ability attested to by her dual role on "Elmata" . . . resonant voice 
echoing "When are you going to get your ads in?" ... a sparkhng per' 
sonality that accounts for her host of friends everywhere 

Sodality; Class ViccPresident i, Class Treasurer 2, 3, 4; Elmata, Associate Literary 
Editor; Elmata, Business Manager; Glee Club i, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Society 3; 
Verdeoro i 



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ANNA M. MAC DONNELL, B.S. 
Springfidd 

"MAC D" . . . the perfect confidante ... a deep-throated chuckle accom- 
panied by a smile showing her dimples to advantage . . . sparkling 
dark eyes . . . well dressed always . . . faithful to her between-class snacks 
. . . incomparable as a bridge teacher . . . staunch defender of things 
Jesuitical . . . quick response to the ''Midnight Fire Alarm" . . . her nimble 
fingers equally at home on the lab bench and the piano . . . chief hostess 
at an unforgettable Junior-Freshman Tea . . . music in her heart and in 
her laugh . . . peace in her soul that radiates and calms 

Sodality: Glee Club 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana i, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 
4 (T) ; Verdeoro i, 2, 3 



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MARY E. MALOY, A.B. 
Pittsfield 

OUR petite Miss from Pittsfield ... a treasure of good'naturedness . . . 

a depth and seriousness of purpose . . . demure charm and striking 
appearance ... of minute stature but of vast capabilities . . . twinkling 
toes and sparkling eyes . . . actress with bright horizons . . . our ''Beautiful 
Doll" . . . student of the "Immortal Bard" ... a diligent adherent to all 
Spanish lore ... an artist of the first rank ... A Cappella and Glee Club 
in her book of engagements . . . the guardian angel of the kindergarten . . . 
remarkable two-fingered piano virtuoso ... an important contributor to 
the congeniality of dorm life 

Sodality; Athletic Association i, 2, 3, 4 (T) : Glee Club i, 2, 3, 4; I. R. C. 2; La 
Corte Castellana i, 2, 3; Tourmaline, Art Editor 2, 3; Verdeoro i, 2, 3 



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NADINE H. MANGAN, A.B. 

Worcester 



NADINE, endowed with rare gifts . . . beauty, ability, sincerity . . . 

stately, blonde'haired, charming . . . aesthetic appreciation . . . vehe- 
ment orator . . . forensic skill ... a Portia when occasion demands . . . 
versatile actress . . . Jane Eyre's bewitching rival . . . unforgettable as 
Harriet . . . the acclaimed best Mrs. Malaprop of Holy Cross productions 
. . . "I Remember Mama" . . . our June Bride in the Fashion Show . . . 
concert soloist . . . dynamic pen . . . fiery editor . . . genius for organiza- 
tion . . . untiring zeal . . . ''newer" look . . . cross'country calls from L. A. 
. . . her amazing retinue of men . . . cosmopolitan . . . our invaluable con- 
tribution to society 

Sodality; A Cappella i, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript, Editor-in-Chief 3; Glee Club i, 2, 3, 4; 
I. R. C. 2, 3; La Corte Castellana i, 2; M. J. B. Debating Society i, 2, 3; Verdeoro 
I, 2, 3 (VP), 4; Delta Epsilon Sigma 



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KATHLEEN A. MARTIN, A.B. 

Fittsfield 

"MARTY" . . . small, cute, blondchaired . . . unassuming yet deter- 
mined . . . quiet and soft'spoken . . . humorous and erudite . . . inter' 
ests ranging from the best in literature to square dancing . . . Pat's double 
. . . authority on noise after lights . . . onchalf of twins in ''Harriet'' . . . 
five pound box of chocolates . . . "You look like a girl from North Adams" 
. . . favorite university — Massachusetts . . . Berkshire sports fan . . . 
orchids her specialty . . . willing cooperation . . . earnest student of no 
mean ability . . . expert business manager of Elmscript ... a fine student, 
a better friend . . . high achievement looming ahead 

Sodality; Athletic Association i; Elmscript, Business Manager 3; Glee Club i ; I. R. C. 
2; La Corte Castellana i, 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro 2, 4 



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MARY T. MARTIN, A.B. 
Springfield 



A PEARL of loyalty and graciousness ... a complexity of abilities . . . 

a kind and sympathetic word for one and all . . . faithful to her every 
undertaking . . . ''Hi, kids" . . . 49's extra'special ticket salesman . . . 
exhaustless reservoir of hilarity for the day-hop domain . . . Imguist extra- 
ordinaire . . . keeper of the purse for Our Lady's Sodality . . . member in 
good standing of Le Cercle Francais and the Dramatic Club . . . one of 
our little band of playground leaders . . . vivacious manner . . . stalwart 
defender of the classics . . . her three A's — ability, ambition and amia- 
bility 

Sodality; Glee Club i, 1: I. R. C. i, 2: La Corte Castellana 2; Le Cercle Francais 
I, 2, 3, 4 (T) ; Msgr. Doyle Science Club i; Verdeoro i, 2, 3, 4, Business Manager 
3, 4; Delta Epsilon Sigma 




BARBARA A. MEAGHER, B.S. 
J^ew Tor\ 

*'BARB"" . . . Long Island's adopted daughter . . . gracious co'hostess of 
room 17... golden'haired muse of everything cultural ... a stronghold 
of sincerity and loyalty ... a campus favorite owing to her innate kind' 
ness and generosity . . . unassuming manner plus quick and infectious wit 
. . . expert with pen and verse . . . master with a microscope and test' 
tube . . . her speaking voice, a delight to the ear . . . connoisseur of music 
from Chopin to Gershwin . . . sparkplug of our alto section . . . future 
aspirations — lab technician and thence to greater fields . . . for a good 
radio program, see Barb 

Sodality; Athletic Club 4; A. C. S. 4; Glee Cluh 1, 2, 5, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science 
Club I, 2; R. A. P. Chairman; Verdcoro i 



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MARION T. MEEHAN, B.S. 

Westfield 

"MIMF' to all . . . bright, beaming smile . . . continual cheerfulness . . . 

shining blue eyes . . . natural attractiveness . . . deep sincerity ... co- 
operative nature . . . fun loving yet serious . . . poised and dignified . . . 
her keynote — moderation . . . will to succeed . . . patient, loyal . . . adept 
left'hander . . . eye to teaching science . . . pride in her pupils' clouds 
. . . trips down the hall after lights . . . object of a frantic search at eleven 
o'clock . . . wide-eyed gullibility . . . clever producer of the Gay Nineties 
Revue . . . dancing feet . . . capable director of the Glee Club . . . ''Oh 
Marion, please sing 'Because' "... Westfield, Saturdays and Jim . . . 
clarion of happiness to dorm life 

Sodality; A Cappella i, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association i, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club i, 2 (S), 
3 (VP), 4 (P) ; M. J. B. Debating Society i, 2, 3; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3; 
Verdeoro i, 2, 3 



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M.^RY A. MERRIGAN, A.B. 
\onh Addons 

"BITSY," "Gan-," or ^lary to her many friends . . . etfer\-escent person- 
ality . . . naturally curly hair . . . flawless complexion ... a disposition 
as harmonious as her name . . . one of the barbers four . . . hrst lady on 
our "Stairway to the Stars" . . . leader of our Soph Sunday Morning 
Choral Group . . . one of the \'olga Boatmen . . . "peachy" trips after 
lights . . . favorite color ranges from red to pink . . . Barlow Mountaineer 
. . . that heralded letter from Notre Dame . . . persevering collector for 
I. R. C. . . . enthusiastic historian . . . Glee Club veteran ... a classmate 
to remember 

Sodalin-: A Cappella i, 2, 3, 4: Athletic Association i, 2. 5: Glee Club i, 2. 4; 
I. R. C. 3, 4 (T) ; Junior Prom Chairman 



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IRENE T. MORIN. B.S. 
Chicopee 

WHEN a gal needs a pal, there's Irene . . . good natured and generous . . . 

a humor to meet ever\' need ... a sincerity* that will mark her a 
friend where'er she goes . . . "W^ho wants a ride to the "Limit"?" . . . shin- 
ing dark hair, dancing black eyes . . . short her stature, tall her reputation 
... a deep spirituaht>' she fain would mask . . . weaver of weird tales 
about elephants . . . credulous of the stories of others . . . versatile ... a 
house painter turned designer . . . unforgettable her "Staii^ay to the 
Stars'* at our Junior Prom 

Sodaliu"; Elmata, An Editor: Glee Club i: Le Cercle Francais i. NIsgr. Doyle 
Science Club i, 5, 4 



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ROBERTA I. MORRIER. A.B. 

Easthampton 



"BERTA" . . . soft wavy hair . . . neat appearance . . . studious . . . sincere 
. . . conscientious worker . . . thorough and practical . . . gentle yet 
excitable nature . . . deep thinker . . . quiet and reserved . . . unassuming dis' 
position . . . good humor . . . feature articles in Elmscript . . . nature poems 
in Tourmaline . . . "Who, me?" . . . trips to Easthampton . . . crackers and 
fresh strawberry jam . . . deep love of the beautiful and artistic . . . ever a 
song on her lips . . . high'pitched laugh . . . ''My baby sister" . . . untimely 
visitors finding her in the laundry . . . the "perfect" cube . . . escapades 
under the furniture . . . eloquent in her speech and in her silence 

Sodality: Athletic Association 1,2; Glee Club i, 2, 3, 4: I. R. C. 2, 3, 4; Le Ccrcle 
Francais i, 2; Verdeoro 2, 3 



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MICH.\ELYX E. MOYXIH.-\X. B.5. 
Long-ir.€SC.ow 

"MIKE" . . . intelligent . . . dependable . . . generous and charitable . . . 

voice gentle, soft, and low . . . red highlights in her hair and enchant- 
ing gold specks in her dark blue eyes . . . our only Longmeadowite . . . the 
smiling noon-time hostess of the caf and the hohday hostess of those bril' 
hant parties . . . interested in radio and Holy Cross ... an unwittingly 
humorous member of the physical chem class . . . her particular complaint 
— lack of sleep . . . hilarious trials and tribulations of her third graders 
and her favorite Peter . . . chargee of the money matters of A. C. S. . . . 
a girl who delights ever\'one 

SodaJin-; A. C. S. 4 (T): Migr. Doyle Science Cur :. 1. y. ^: Vcrcc r; :. 5 



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K. MARIE MURPHY, A.B. 
Holyo\e 



MARIE . . . blonde hair tinged with red . . . bright eyes framed in blue . . . 

thoughtful, accommodating ... a genial companion . . . pleasant 
nature . . . capable and enthusiastic ... a double honk of the horn . . . 
linguistic ability . . . time at the Chicopee Community Center . . . daily 
trips to the office . . . busy co'cditor of Elmscript . . . knitter extraordinaire 
(at Christmas) . . . ardent basketball rooter . . . the rescued heroine of 
our Soph melodrama . . . Jack and Jill of Study Hour . . . toll house cookies 
. . . summers in the Adirondacks . . . Sunday night hostess . . . letters from 
Pat . . . Thanksgiving at Fordham 

Sodality; Elmscript Co-Editor 4; La Corte Castellana 4; Lc Ccrclc Francais 2, 3, 4 



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RUTH A. MURPm\ A.B. 
j\ewpon, R. 1. 

OUR Chief Executive . . . the gentle yet lirm propeller of all our activities 
. . . shining b'ack hair, sparkling green eyes ... as Irish as her 
name . . . pint 'sized athlete . . . unacclaimed vocal talent . . . avid reader 
. . . tap dancer of note via semi-private lessons . . . "Making out like 
mad " . . . amusing accounts of her many and varied blind dates . . . high 
scholastic standing . . . anal>^ical mind . . . ardent internationalist . . . 
campaigner against intolerance . . . "my sister Liz" . . . one of the brighter 
hghts in history classes ... a petite package of v^isdom, loyalt>' and 
efficiency 

Sodality: Class President i. 2. 4: Athletic Association i, 2, 5: Elmata, ex-officio; 
I. R. C. 2, 3 (S), 4: La Corte Castellana i, 2, 3, 4: Delta Epsilon Sigma 



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MARGARET T. NESBIT, A.B. 
Pittsfield 

"NEZZIE" . . . footsteps in the hall . . . reverberating voice . . . hearty 
laugh . . . energetic, cooperative nature . . . ambitious worker . . . 
untiringly cheerful . . . authority on ''The Hills" . . . argyle sweater and 
socks . . . transporting Nesbits market to Chicopee monthly . . . among 
the altos ... a guard to reckon with on our varsity basketball team . . . 
those cherubs of fourth graders . . . "There's a Long, Long Trail A-Wind' 
ing" . . . that B. C.'Holy Cross weekend ... on the run for the Mittineague 
bus . . . genial but firm alarm clock of dorm students . . . "The Family 
Hour" . . . snow at home this week . . . kindness and sincerity that have 
won our hearts 

Sodality; Athletic Association i, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club i, 2, 3, 4; I. R. C. 3; M. J. B. 
Debating Society i, 2, 3 



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ELIZABETH F. PRINGLE, B.S. 
J^orth Adams 

FIVE feet two, eyes of blue . . . that's our "Bette," who claims North 
Adams as her hometown ... an earnest scientist with intentions of 
following her father's profession . . . Marty's twin . . . jitterbug of note 
. . . perennial Christmas shepherd . . . experienced stage hand and decora' 
tor . . . possessor of that famous nine'way hat . . . and that "original"" 
gown of sophomore year . . . equally interested in Harvard, Williams, and 
Springfield College . . . usually accompanied by the click of knitting 
needles . . . one of the smartly clad bathing beauties of the Revue . . . 
basketball devotee ... a petite and popular fortyniner 

Sodality; Athletic Association i, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club i, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 
I, 2; Verdeoro i, 2, 3, 4 



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VIRGINIA M. ROONEY, B.S. 
'Worcester 



ONE of 49''s outstanding personalities ... a new and startling coiffure 
every week ... a faultless complexion and smiling Irish eyes . . . black 
coffee . . . high heels that get lost . . . close contacts with important people 
on campus . . . and important contacts with off'campus personalities . . . 
a loyal member of the Glee Club . . . hours of hard labor in the chem 
lab . . . an imagination that creates colorful and ama::ing stories . . . always 
marveling about those weekends in Worcester and points south . . . friendly, 
generous and light'hearted ... an interesting conversationalist and an 
equally good listener . . . always a new adventure 

Sodality; A. C. S. 4; Glcc Club i, 2, 4; Lc Cerclc Francais 1,2; Msgr. Doyle Science 
Cluh I, 2, 3; Vcrdeoro i, 2 



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FRANCES E. ROSCOE, A.B. 
Springfield 

"FRAN" . . . laughing brown eyes and golden blonde hair . . . ingratiating 
smile revealing gleaming white teeth . . . songstress who has con' 
tributed much to "49 productions . . . poetess of subtle and romantic genres 
. . . planning for a future in journalism or music . . . enthusiasm for Chopin, 
Beethoven and Mo2,art . . . green, a favorite color . . . welcome in any 
discussion group . . . assembler of the most amazing sandwiches . . . pleas' 
ant memories of a summer in the White Mountains . . . her Shakespeare a 
"heavy" course ... a light step, a gay word, hastening her happiness 

Sodality; Glee Club i, 2, 3, 4; I. R. C. 2, 3, 4 



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CLARE E. RYAN, A.B. 
Springfield 



FIVE feet tall . . . hair of brown and eyes of blue . . . dainty and petite . . . 

neat and nice . . . with charity toward all . . . logical mind ... a 
regular in the soprano ranks . . . English her specialty with history a close 
second . . . enviable wardrobe with such chic suits and pert hats . . . proud 
of her hand'knit yellow sweater . . . "You Made Me Love You" ... a 
picture out of the pages of "Junior Bazaar" . . . calm amidst the clamor of 
the study hall ... a patient teacher of dance steps . . . Clare, forever a 
loyal friend 

Sodality; Glee Club 3, 4; I. R. C. 3, 4; Le Ccrcle Francais i, 2 



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NORMA M. SAVOIT. A.B. 
Springfield 

"NORM" . . . humming with energy, bubWing with laughter, bustHng 
with business . . . versatile and clever . . . woman of many arts . . . 
ready conversationalist ... all Elms social functions a ''must" . . . center 
of many a study hall gab fest . . . connoisseur of fine foods and their where' 
abouts . . . ardent booster of those French movies at the Majestic . . . "Of 
course, Dorothy says — "... seasoned traveler dating from summer in 
Canada . . . the madame la presidente ... a casual attitude with a deter- 
mination to see things through . . . attainment of goal inevitable 

Sodality; Glee Club i, 2, 3, 4: La Corte Castellana 2, Le Cercle Francais i. 2 (S), 
3 (VP), 4 (P) 



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CLARA M. SAWTELLE, A.B. 
Springfield 



CLARA of the charitable words and affectionate heart . . . ever ready with 
laughter but quick with sympathy, too . . . enthusiastic about ping 
pong, square dancing and Clark Gable ... an artist among artists with 
the knitting needles . . . lunch hour a la espaiiola ... a loyal worker for 
Elmscript, Tourmaline, and box office projects . . . that unforgettable trip 
to Philadelphia . . . well-groomed from the tip of her toes to the top of 
her glistening hair ... an authority on the latest movies ... a friend 
indeed these four years 

Sodality: La Corte Castellana i, 2, 3, 4 (T) : Verdcoro 3, 4 



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RUTH A. SPELLMAN, B.S. 

Springfield 

OUR blushing blonde . . . her life a travelogue of fascinating experiences 
. . . unassuming . . . possessing a dry wit . . . coffee, her wine of life . . . 
her evil propensity — overdue books . . . nonchalant arrivals in philosophy 
class . . . "Why didn't the bus wait for me?" ... a fondness for Deutsch 
. . . stop'cock for the percentage of error in many a chem experiment . . . 
daily visitor to Dogpatch and its inhabitants . . . famous for pear'shaped 
tones ringing through the dorm, hilarious dance interpretations, and revi' 
sions of the King's English . . . jealously claimed by dorm and day 

Sodality; A. C. S.; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, 4 



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CAROLINE A. STREET, B.S. 
Pittsfield 



"SUSIE," the third Street on the campus . . . pleasant grin . . . wrinkled 
nose . . . sparkling eyes in a frame of short, dark hair . . . blending 
of serious thoughts with jolly good humor . . . flair for shoes . . . supply 
of earrings . . . frequently admonished to '''Make a face, Susie" . . . roses 
for her Junior Prom ... a talent for telling tall tales — her unsurpassed 
Philadelphia Story . . . "Harriet's" Aunt . . . renditions with the Sopho' 
more quartet . . . "A Cappella tonight?" . . . masterful Admiral Boulevard 
behind Frosh tortures . . . trips to Providence College . . . her future 
plans — scientific 

Sodality; A Cappella i, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association i, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club i, 2, 3, 4; 
Msgr. Doyle Science Club i, 2, 3; Verdeoro i, 2, 3, 4 




HELEN M. VECCHIA, A.B. 
Lee 

"PI-PF" ... a mischievous glint in her dark eyes . . . ohve skin and an 
unceasing wide grin . . . carefree attitude . . . true generosity . . . 
always there for 10:20 mail call . . . ''Hold the bus!" . . . ''My Mother 
said!" . . . graph paper for her star math pupils . . . "Lee, the heart of the 
Universe" . . . the inevitable weekly laundry case with everything but 
laundry . . . longing for the 12 o'clock whistle . . . before breakfast dis' 
position . . . fondness for the Bakery and football . . . looking for the 
"Eagle" . . . "My Country, 'tis of Thee" ... a variety of activities . . . 
an entertaining friend 

Sodality: Athletic Association i, 4; Le Cercle Francais i, 2: Verdeoro i, 4 



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MILDRED A. ZAK, B.S. 
Turners Falls 

''MILLIE," a happy combination of the trivial and serious in Hfe . . . poised 
and self 'possessed . . . infectious giggle for our light moments . . . 
the profound thinker for our more grave ones . . . neat in appearance with 
nary a hair askew . . . smart in dress, be it black or red shoes . . . class 
authority on baseball . . . custodian of Campus Communique . . . ''How 
do they say it in Polish?'"' . . . orderly mind . . . science genius . . . math 
prof to bewildered frosh . . . efficiency in every action . . . first campus 
president of American Chemical Society . . . scholastically on top . . . 
promises for her future very high also 

Sodality; Eucharistic Committee Chairman 4; A. C. S. (P): Athletic Association j; 
Glee Club i, 2; M. J. B. Debating Society 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club i, 2, 3; 
Verdeoro i, 2, 3 



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Senior Class 



AIDICON, ELIZABETH A. 
272 Sanders St., Athol 

BARRETT, BEATRICE V. 
192 Main St., Monson 

BARRON, ELEANOR J. 
68 Mendon St., Uxbridge 

BLACK, M. NANCY 

36 Woodland Rd., Auburn 

CARLISLE, BETTY ANN 
6 Church St., South Barre 

CASEY, DOROTHY A. 

97 Castle St., Great Barring;on 

CONNELL, PATRICIA V. 
294 Sumner Ave., Springfield 

CORRINET, MARGUERITE T. 
79 Richmond Ave., Pittsfield 

CUMMINGS, SHIRLEY M. 
Parkerville Rd., Scuthville 

FLYNN, ELIZABETH A. 
3 5 Buel St., Pittsfield 

FORD, ELLEN M. 

11 Atherton St., Quincy 

GODDARD, HARRIET A. 

22 Capron St., Uxbridge 

GOGGIN, MARY T. 

119 Ranney St., Springfield 

HALEY, FRANCES A. 
Monson Rd., Palmer 

HAMILTON, ELIZABETH M. 
R. F. D. No. 1, North Adams 

HANNA, LOUISE M. 
45 Ellsbree St., Chicopee 

HANNIGAN, ESTHER M. 
115 Pleasant St., Worcester 

HOAR, MARION B. 

1120 Worthington St., Springfield 

HURLEY, BARBARA M. 
47 Leyfred Ter., Springfield 

JONES, ANNE F. 

23 Fairvievv Ave., Belmont 

KEATING, MAUREEN M. 
323 Nottingham St., Springfield 

KEOUGH, RITA A. 

875 N. E. 92nd St., Miami, Fla. 

L.aMOUNTAIN, rose MARIE 
124 Littleton St., Springfield 

LAWLER, MARIE E. 
395 Elm St., Northampton 

LEROY, SHIRLEY M. 
11 Church St., Cheshire 



LOGAN, MARILYN M. 
36 Palmyra St., Springfield 

M AcDONNELL, ANNA M. 
34 Lenox St., Springfield 

MALOY, MARY E. 

666 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield 

MANGAN, NADINE H. 
102 Piedmont St., Worcester 

MARTIN, KATHLEEN A. 
44 Ridgeway Ave., Pittsfield 

MARTIN, MARY T. 

19 Governor St., Springfield 

MEAGHER, BARBARA A. 

203-23 Horace Harding Blvd., Bayside, L. I. 

MEEHAN, MARION T. 
15 Morris St., Westfield 

MERRIGAN, MARY A. 

10 Barlow Ave., North Adams 

MORIN, IRENE T. 

146 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee 

MORRIER, ROBERTA I. 
100 Briggs St., Easthampton 

MOYNIHAN, MICHAELYN E. 
66 Maple Rd., Longmeadow 

MURPHY, K. MARIE 
10 Wyckoff Ave., Holyoke 

MURPHY, RUTH A. 

93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I. 

NESBIT, MARGARET T. 
47 Forest Place, Pittsfield 

PRINGLE, BETTE F. 

165 East Main St., North Adams 

ROONEY, VIRGINIA M. 
452 Chandler St., Worcester 

ROSCOE, FRANCES E. 
61 Everett St., Springfield 

RYAN, CLARE E. 

20 Itendale St., Springfield 

SAVOIT, NORMA M. 
215 King St., Springfield 

SAWTELLE, CLARA M. 
119 Firglade Ave., Springfield 

SPELLMAN, RUTH A. 

473 Dickinson St., Springfield 

STREET, CAROLINE A. 
201 Second St., Pittsfield 

VECCHIA, HELEN M. 
89 Main St., Lee 

ZAK, MILDRED A. 

112 Third St., Turners Falls 



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Classes 



Juniors so jolly, sophomores so gay, freshmen so 
verdant, all are our friends. Most of you weVe 
known some length of time, the others have come 
to us only this year. In your eyes weVe read your 
pleasure, in your voices weVe heard your acclaim. 
Through the halls of O'Leary and the rooms of the 
Administration Building beaming faces have greeted 
us at every turn. We'll miss the salutations but weVe 
glad we'll have them as cherished tid-bits to remem' 
ber. Your friendship is a jewel too precious to be 
lost. We marvel at its brilliancy, its spectrum'tinted 
prisms reflecting the joys of having known such 
friends. As we leave, with your cheering words and 
vibrant voices ringing in our ears, we sigh wistfully 
for we'll miss you, dearest friends. 



"Dearest friaids! 
We all have \nown such hdp^\ hours together, 
That, were power granted to replaee them (fetehed 
From out the pensive shadows where they lie) 
In the first warmth of their original sunshine, 
Loth should I he to use it: passing sweet 
Are the domains of tender memory!'' 



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B. Carlisle, M. Jasper, E. Burns, E. 'Crevier, M. Shanahan, J. Dent, V. Carrier, M. Nolan 

B. A. Shaw, M. Casavan, C. Swords, C. McDonnell, M. O'MaHey, M. Connors, M. Walsh, J. Hessian, J. Hughes, N. Footit 

M. Black, J. Brault, M. H. Nugent, Grace Donovan, P. Tierney, E. Walsh, A. McNamee, M. L. Miiller, H. Walinski, 
M. Muj-ray, M. Magner, M. R. Spring 



JUNIOR CLASS 

CLASS OFFICERS 




Jean E. Miner 
President 

Mary A. O'Malley 

Secretary 



Mary C. Connors 
Vice-President 

Margaret F. Shea 

Treasurer 



Class Flower: Gardenia 
Class Colors: Maroon and Silver 



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D. Giblin, F. Posco, CJertrude Donovan, V. Jette, P. Skerry, B. Bastien, E. Dooley, M. Fravvley 

J. Porrata, A. Scannell, M. Costa, M. Scott, J. Miner, Margaret Shea, B. Albano, J. Roy, M. Manning, G. O'Connel 
R. Polanco, M. J. Davis, C. Knight, R. Fernandez, A. Holda, II. /tjjivjs. T. 'Ashe, M. Lively, M. Connelly, Marietta Shea, 



G. Avers 




/ 



-^Symphonyri^^ 



hmories, Memories 



Musid/^.^memo^es ... a record album . . . each 
record a song . . . each song a remembrance ... a 
record album of music mingled into the magic blend 
of junior memories . . . 

"Oh, our song resounds with mirth and cheer 
To hail with love your name so dear." 
With love, yes, and with smiles and tears we 
were again pledging ourselves and our hearts to our 
Alma Mater. What junior will ever forget that 
memorable Sunday morning when we slipped on 
for the first time our long-awaited and ever-to-be- 
cherished class rinsB^ our Tourmalines? Even now 




I can see each facet of the stone's green depths re- 
flecting, as from glowing green coals, the inward 
glow of each heart, the pride, faith, loyalty, love for 
the stone and for the school it represents. Looking 
back, seeing again each face, I wonder what could 
be so dear to the heart of a junior as the Tour- 
maline. 

What so dear to our hearts? The answer may be 
in the strains of another selection from the album . . . 

"Dear frosh we love you so. 
And even though we can't say it 
The words are in our hearts." 



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The dear, verdant freshmen were dear to our 
hearts even from that first day at the Elms when we 
sang to our sister class. How we pitied, in a laugh- 
ing manner, their initiation adventures! How proud 
we were on Elms Night to have our own special 
"frosh" sisters! How happy we were at the Junior- 
Freshman Tea, the first formal gathering of our two 
sister classes! How overwhelmed were we to realize 
that we were no longer the "little sisters"! We had 
"just growed" into upperclassmen, into "big sisters." 
To tell the truth, it was a surprise, but, oh how we 
loved it! 

Another record — an oldie this, but reminiscent 
of a new experience for the juniors. 

"In the little red schoolhouse ..." 

We were back in that little red building, not as 
the "long-suffering pupil, but very proper teacher to 
be. Observations were in full swing and the eager 
members of Education I were gradually coming to 
the realization that this learned profession of teach- 
ing was far from being the "last" thing in "soft" 
jobs. Observing had taught us that problem chil- 
dren were not the teacher's excuse, but they actu- 
ally were members of this human race, and that the 
"old crab" who not too many years ago was the 
frequent cause of our complaints, really had her 
reasons. Despite this new knowledge we were im- 
bibing, our tune began to change to "So Tired" as 
we thought of next year and its dreaded practice 
teaching. 

A click of the phonograph, a lilting melody, an- 
other memory, we're dancing in a . . . 

"Winter Wonderland" 

Have you ever wanted to walk into a picture 
postcard? The juniors danced into one the night 
of their Junior Prom. Mister Snowman, tall and 
towering in his snowy coat and his very distinctive 
red nose, was there to greet each and every one. 



It was truly a wonderland of scenic beauty, en' 
hanced by multi-colored snowflakes, glistening snow, 
foamy, angel-like clouds, all reflected by soft lights. 
The music? What more can be said than that it 
was the finishing touch, the last stroke of the brush 
in the creation of a masterpiece. Our Winter Won- 
derland was to us a thing of beauty and it will 
remain a joy forever in the heart of every junior. 

"Father Time is a crafty man 
And he's set in his ways. 
We know that we never can 
Make him bring back past days." 

Comm.encement Week came again, taking with 
it another class of seniors. This time it was that 
class that we had known longest, that class just 
ahead. Yes, we had known them longest, entered 
into keen competition with them, laughed and 
sometimes cried with them. All these memories 
came flitting back as we carried the daisy chain on 
Class Day. Watching them plant their tree we went 
back in memory to our freshman year when they 
were the carefree sophomores, then their "best year" 
as the jolly juniors, and now this their final year. 
Whenever we see 
their special tree we'll 
think back to our 
daisy chain and our 
thoughts of that day. 
We'll all miss them 
for we all "like to be 
with you." 

And so we reach 
the last record in our 
album of junior mem- 
ories. What other 
could it be but, 

"Memories, 

memories ..." Marilyn R. W.alsh 




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Junior Class 



ALBANO, BARBARA J. 

78 Pleasantview Ave., Longmeadow 
ASH, THERESA A. 

29 N^'alnut St., Thnmpsoiiville, Conn. 
AVERS, GRACE D. 

135 Prospect St., East Longmeadow 
BASTIEN, BARBARA A. 

10 S u:h\vorth St., Williamstown 
BLACK, MARION E. 

80 Jamaica St., Springfield 
BRAl'LT, JEANNE F. 

58 Ciillette Ave., Springfield 
BI RNS, ELEANOR M. 

93 Ridge Ave., Pittsfieid 
CARLISLE, BARBARA M. 

6 Church St., South Barre 
CARTIER, VIOLETTE L. 

53 St. Louis Ave., \A'ilIimansett 
CASAVAN, MARY P. 

McCarthy Ave., Cherrv Valley 
CONNELLV, MARV J.' 

1215 Hampden St., Holvoke 
CONNORS, MARY C. 

144 Skeele St., Willimansett 
COSTA, MARY H. 

11 Lucas Ave., Newport, R. I. 
CREVIER, EVELYN 

42 High St., Chicoree Falls 
DAVIS, ELAINE A. 

Mowrv St., Harrisville, R. I. 
DAVIS, MARY JEAN 

Lenox Road, Lee 
DENT, JACQUELINE A. 

462 Maple St., Holvoke 
DONOVAN, GERTRUDE F. 

90 Richmond Ave., North Adams 
DONOVAN, GRACE M. 

50 Daisv Ave., Flcral Park, L. I., N. Y. 
DOOLEY, ELEANOR R. 

43 Oak Ave., Belmont 
FERNANDEZ, ROSA M. 

78 Sol St., Ponce, P. R. 
FOOTIT, NANCY A. 

140 Massachusetts Ave , Springfield 
FRAWLEY, MILDRED J. 

53 Central St., Turners Falls 
GIBLIN, DORIS M. 

322 Commonwealth Ave , Springfield 
HESSIAN, JOSEPHINE 

73 Center St., Windsor Locks, Conn. 
HOLD A, ALICE A. 

Hampden Road, Monson 
HUGHES, lANE H. 

130-48 226th St., Laurelton, N. Y. 
JASPER, MARGARET M. 

85 Florence St., Worcester 
JETTE, VIRCiINIAR. 

19 Calder St., Pawtucket, R. I. 
KNIGHT, CAROL J. 

569 Springfield S:., Feeding Hills 



LIVELY, MARGARET A. 

8 South Maple St., Shelburne Falls 
MAGNER, MARIE A. 

50 Vista St., Pittsfieid 
MANNING, MARGUERITE M. 
28 Gerrard Ave., East Longmeadow 

McDonnell, clare a. 

196 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee 
McNAMEE, ANN T. 

25 Lincoln St., Spencer 
MINER, JEAN E. 

Pleasant Terrace, Ware 
MULLER, MARY LOU 

28 Susquehanna Ave., West Haven, Conn. 
MURRAY, MARY H. 

21 Hopkins Place, Longmeadow 
NOLAN, MARY ANNE 

638 Ashland St., North Adams 
NUGENT, MARY HELEN 

50 Dilla St., Milfnrd 
O'CONNELL, GERTRUDE A. 

9 Myrtle St., Northampton 
O'MALLEY, MARY J. 

53 Letendre Ave., Feeding Hills 
POLANCO, ROSALIA D. 

31 Ciautier Benitez, Caguas, P. R. 
PORRATA, JUDITH M. 

Enrique Gonzalez, 42, CJuayama, P. R. 
POSCO, FRANCES M. 

56 Rainville Ave., Fitchburg 
ROY, JOAN C. 

297 Springfield St., Springfield 
SCANNELL, ANN C. 

16 Belvidere Ave., Worcester 
SCOTT, MARGARET A. 

91 Elm St., Pittsfieid 
SHANAHAN, MARY F. 

13 K. St., Turners Falls 
SHAW, ELIZABETH A. 

312 Eagle St., North Adams 
SHEA, MARGARET F. 

63 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg 
SHEA, MARIETTA G. 

44 Dorchester St., Springfield 
SKERRY, PAULINE M. 

26 Epworth St , Worcester 
SPRING, MARY RUTH 

3 50 Country Club Drive, Southern Pines, N. C. 
SWORDS, CHRISTINE M. 

42 Ciranville St., Springfield 
TIERNEY, PATRICIA A. 

20 So. Merriam St., Pittsfieid 
WALINSKI, HELEN A. 

Belmont Ave., Monson 
WALSH. EVELYN P. 

145 Sumner Ave., Springfield 
WALSH, MARILYN R. 

30 Hill St., Webster 



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H. Vollinger, J. O'Shea, C. Movlan, Joanne Shea, \I. Moylan, J. Sullivan, E. O'Brien 

M. Mullin, M. Scaffidi. B. Roy, I. Mickelson. M. A. Shea, M. Walsh, G. Syner, M. Reardon, J. Vaughan 

M. Murphy, C. O'Melia, M. O'Neil, L. Molter, C. Cronin, Joan Shea, B. Miliea, R. Vigeant. J. Pepin 



SOPHOMORE CLASS 

CLASS OFFICERS 

Mary T. Walsh Joan M. Williston 

President Vice-President 

Mary Agnes Shea Dorothy M. Prenderg.'\st 

Secretary Treasurer 



Class Flower: Bachelor Button 
Class Colors: Blue and Silver 



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M. Bresnahan, R. Kellett, P. O'Keefe, F. Nagle, M. Hourihan, M. Dooling, M. Burns 

E. Doherty, E. Hennessey, M. Sziracky, N. Reed, D. Prendergast, J. Williston, H. Caporale, J. Tanner, T. Ccrley 
H. Brady, A. Larkin, M. Gill, A. Sullivan, B. Donnelly, R. Healy, J. Akey, B. Finn, M. Trainor 



Sophomore Showboat 

"77ze (^ood (§hip f^ophomore" 



Amid gay, nonchalant confusion, echoing over 
ripphng blue waters, the "Good Ship Sophomore" 
steamed into her home port on September fourteenth. 
Snowy whitecaps splashed merrily along her shim- 
mering sides adding to the gaiety on board. Disem- 
barking from this gallant ship were scores of sopho- 
mores bubbling with enthusiasm and trying to dis- 
play an "oldtimers" attitude to unsuspecting fresh- 
men at Registration. 



During Initiation Week the freshmen, under the 
close surveillance of the second year men, served 
their apprenticeship at the "Naval Academy" for 
that day, soon in coming, when they will man the 
sails of the "Good Ship Sophomore." 

Surviving the invasion of the "gobs," we soon 
found ourselves at the Hallowe'en Party and our 
presentation of "All That Glitters." That night — 
our sophomore history really began as we for the 



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M. A. Lynch, J. LaPlante, E. Baker, J. Ballou, D. Kuhar, L. UesRochers, J. Dansereau 

M. Bowen, P. Beaudin, A. Finnegan, T. Lobley, E. Clark, A. Lynch, B. Garde, J. McCarthy 

E. Kattar, B. Duval, G. Joseph, K. Frank, B. Eichorn, R. Conlin, K. Ziter, R. Daniels, E. Matarese 



first time worked out a project as a unit, under the 
capable direction of Lorraine Molter — "51 pre- 
sented an unforgettable show in an unforgettable 
manner, Marion's inimitable dance interpretations 
coloring many of the scenes, the Blue-Bird of Hap- 
piness fluttering his wings into the auditorium, the 
end enchanted by the serenity of "Panis Angelicus." 
Yes, we were really proud and happy that night, 
for our efforts were well received. 

December found the "Good Ship Sophomore" 
still at anchor while her passengers attended the 
Sodality Reception on December eighth to renew 
their pledges to Our Lady and to witness the ini- 
tial promises of the freshmen. From this ceremony 
glorious "Ave Marias" wafted out upon the rippling 
water to be received by the "Star of the Sea." 



But December was not yet over for we still 
wanted to relive our first Elms' Christmas Party. 
The age-old Christmas story, the blending of voices 
in the candle-lit hall of OXeary heralding the com- 
ing of the Christ Child, melodic carols of the Glee 
Club, and of course, Santa Claus himself, played 
by a Sophomore Shipmate, Mary Trainor, made our 
second Christmas a happy and memorable one. 

Our ship sailed merrily through vacation but on 
our return voyage, however, we ran into inclement 
weather — mid-year exams. But the "Sophs" can 
weather any storm, as the saying goes, so we sailed 
on past our blue-books toward Father- Daughter Day 
and safely reached the "Shamrock Festival" at Gal- 
way Bay. Here again, the sophomores came through 
— Order was maintained by the genial Irish police- 



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men, who also conducted an extensive search for 
"Kelly, from the Emerald Isle" — Marguerite Mur- 
phy took us back to old Erin with her vivacious 
Irish jig — and topped it all off with a concert by 
"McNamara s Irish Band." Displayed our talent to 
the utmost? Why sure! We had our Dads aboard! 

Leaving fond memories behind us. we sailed full 
speed into a port of refuge — our Spiritual Retreat. 
Impressed by the stimulating conferences given by 
Father Murphy, and entirely fortified from bow to 
stern with that peace which springs from spiritual 
contentment, the "Good Ship" unfurled her shim- 
m^ering white sails as she sailed royally into the 
future. 

Red-letter days passed in rapid succession — the 
Providence College and B. C. - Elms joint concerts — 



delightful melodies performed in a dehghtful man- 
ner — the charm of a Fashion Show — the thrill of 
the Spring Formal — 



Mother-Daughter Day 
— lovingly escorting 
our Mothers about 
the deck — and then. 
Commencement. 

Commencement — 
the thought that our 
senior sisters were 
leaving us brought 
tears but best wishes 
for Godspeed on their 
ship of Hfe. 




M -.Rv A. Shea 




Sophomore Class 



AKEY, JOANN S. 

44 Linden Ave., Greenfield 

BAKER, ELLEN D. 

55 Ranney St., Springfield 

BALLOU, JEAN P. 

35 West Main St., Ware 

BEAUDIN, PHYLLIS M. 
57 Lincoln St., Spencer 

BOURDEAU, THERESA G. 
891 Chestnut St., Springfield 

BOWEN, MARGARET M. 
910 Main St., Worcester 

BRADY, HELENE T. 

75 Ely St., West Springfield 

BRESNAHAN. MARY A. 
94 Beacnn St., Holyoke 

BURNS, MARILYN L. 
93 Ridge St., Pittsfield 

CAPORALE, HELEN M. 
52 Marshall St., Springfield 

CLARK, ELIZABETH L. 

784 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield 

CONLIN, RUTH M. 

19 Fulton St., C;iens Falls, N. Y. 

CORLEY, TERESA A. 
200 West St., Holyoke 

CRONIN. CATHLEEN H. 
24 Lexington Ave., Bradford 

DANIELS, ROSEMARY E. 
21 Hall Place, Pittsfield 

DANSEREAU, JEANNE M. 

56 Boylston St., Pittsfield 

DesROCHERS, LUCILLE A. 
603 Grattan St., Chicopee Falls 

DOHERTY, EILEEN F. 
93 Wait St., Springfield 

DONNELLY, BERNICE F. 
48 Thomson Place, Pittsfield 

DOOLING, MARGARET J. 
37 Frederick St., North Adams 

DUPUIS, THERESE M. 
52 Casino Ave., Chicopee 

DUVAL, BEATRICE A. 

642 Chicopee St., Willimansett 

EICHORN, BARBARA A. 
39 Crandall St., Adams 

FINN, BARB.\RA J. 

1823 Northampton St., Holyoke 

FINNEGAN, ANNE M. 
8 Irene St., Worcester 

FRANK, MARY K. 
47 Beverly St., Pittsfield 



GARDE, BARBARA J. 
32 Lebanon St., Springfield 

GILL, MARY P. 

248 Pine St., Springfield 

HEALY, RUTH V. 

69 Bellevue Hill Road, West Roxbury 

HENNESSEY, ELIZABETH A. 
156 North St., Ludlow 

HOURIHAN, MAUREEN C. 
145 Pleasant St., Easthampton 

JOSEPH, GENEVIEVE R. 
64 Milk St., Fitchburg 

KATTAR, EILEEN M. 
352 Lowell St., Lawrence 

KELLETT, RITA A. 
43 Pleasant St., Milford 

KELLY, HELEN T. 
6 Milage St., Worcester 

KUHAR, DOROTHEA T. 

405 Washington St., Forestville, Conn. 

LaPLANTE, JOAN F. 
4 Wyola Drive, Worcester 

LARKIN, ANN E. 

19 Greenbrier St., Springfield 

LOBLEY, TERESA M. 
Poplar St., Montague City 

LYNCH, ARLENE M. 

79 Aquidneck Ave., Portsmouth, R. I. 

LYNCH, MARIANNE C. 

22 Healy St., West Springfield 

MATARESE, EVELYN A. 

744 Manton Ave., Providence, R. I. 

MCCARTHY, JOAN M. 
Van Horn Park, Springfield 

MICKELSON, IRENE J. 

784 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, R. I. 

MILLEA, BARBARA A. 
27 Federal St., Springfield 

MOLTER, LORRAINE B. 
40 Franklin Road, Fitchburg 

MOYLAN, CATHERINE T. 
50 Fairview Ave., Chicopee 

MOYLAN, MARY J. 

50 Fairview Ave., Chicopee 

MULLIN, MURIEL P. 
Pleasant St., Rochdale 

MURPHY, MARC;UERITE T. 
124 Mooreland St., Springfield 

NAGLE, FLORENCE M. 

23 Westernview St., Springfield 

O'BRIEN, ELIZABETH A. 
68 William St., Pittsfield 



O'KEEFE, PATRICIA M. 

338 North Main St., Woonsocket, R. I. 

O'MELIA, CLAIRE N. 
17 Forest St., Middlebrro 

O NEIL, MARYB. 

274 Main St., Cherry Va.ley 

O'SHEA, JEANNE M. 

218 Crescent St., Northampton 

PEPIN, JEANNE L. 

171 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee 

PRENDERGAST, DOROTHY M. 
50 Noblehurst Ave., Pittsfield 

REED, NANCY M. 

851 Cedar St., Alameda, Calif. 

RIORDAN, MAR(}ARET M. 

55 Meadowbrook Rd., Lnngmeadow 

ROY, BE^■ERLY A. 

87 Livingston Ave., Pittsfield 

SCAFFIDI, MARY A. 

1804 Hone Ave., New York, N. Y. 

SHEA, JOAN M. 
West Main St., Millbury 

SHEA, JOANNE E. 

169 Forest Park Ave., Springfield 

SHEA, MARY A. 

42 Naomi St., Chicopee Falls 

SULLIVAN, ANNE T. 
903 Liberty St., Springfield 

SULLIVAN, JUNE M. 

405 Granby Rd., South Hadley Falls 

SYNER, GRACE M. 

43 Massachusetts Ave., Springfield 

SZIRACKY, MARION E. 
202-08 32nd Ave., Bayside, N. Y. 

TANNER, JEAN M. 

95 Preston Drive, Cranston, R. I. 

TRAINOR, MARYT. 
3 Hobson Ave., Worcester 

VAUGHAN, JOAN M. 
43 Bull St., Newport, R. I. 

VIGEANT, RUTH E. 
12 Lester St., Springfield 

VOLLINGER, HELEN T. 

North Farms Road, Northampton 

WALSH, MARY T. 

45 Pleasant St., Waltham 

WILLISTON, JOAN M. 
22 Dell St., Springfield 

ZITER, KATHLEEN M. 
36 Cady St., North Adams 



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M. Selig, A. Pandiscio, J. Roy, M. Slattery, T. Parquette, S. Smith, J. O'Brien, M. Ryan 

A. Uriarte, T. Ondrick, J. A. Young, P. Scanion, M. Roche, M. Splaine, J. Wilson, B. Rzasa, M. Tagney, T. Sponski 

L. Riordan, H. Sneeney, M. M. O'Neil, M. Scanion, M. Quinn, D. O'Connor, B. Sullivan, M. O'Brien, A. Rafferty, B. A. Smith, 
T. Quinlan 



FRESHMAN CLASS 

CLASS OFFICERS 

Patricia M. Dvaer Mary P. Danis 

President Vice-President 

Jean M. McGoldrick Eleanor M. McCaughey 

Secretary Treasurer 



Class Flower: Iris 
Class Colors: Purple and White 



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A. Chunn, M. Danis, M. Bouyea, F. Ferrarri, C. Burke, S. Cartll, J. Baillargeon, M. J. Epaul, T. Calderon 

H. B aceski, C. Finn, S. Decoteau, J. Dunphy, R. M. Dwyer, P. Dwver, J. Clearv, M. Dolan, M. Dovle, T. DesRosiers, C. Cartier 

V. Barjorin, M. Flynn, J. Cowles, J. Bowler, E. Dillon, A. M. Donley, A. Crowson, F. Donelan, E. Blair, C. Connelly, M. Crane 



Freshman Rehearsal 

All The World's A Stage 



Act I. Per aspera ad astra 
Scene i . So terribly happy 

The curtains part. The gates of the beautiful 
College of Our Lady of the Elms open wide to wel- 
come the wide-eyed, traditionally-verdant freshmen. 
A few stammered introductions, some brave attempts 
at conversation, the joy of meeting Mary who knew 
your cousin Pat in the eighth grade; thus passes 
the first day. College activities begin in earnest on 
the following day as schedules are made out and 
roommates become fast friends setting out to ex- 
plore the new situation as a unit. A warm welcome 
is extended to the Frosh by their upperclassmen at 
friendly pajama parties. The Mass of the Holy Ghost 
adds the indispensable spiritual touch to the scene. 
Scene i. A little sun, a little rain 

Havoc takes hold of our campus. "Dignified" 
seniors become cruel taskmasters in their roles of 



"Admirals," while the poor "Swabbie" freshmen 
suffer the plight of their lowly state in life. Duffle 
bags, black stockings, sailor hats, and endless orders 
to be carried out, fill the lives of the bustling new- 
comers for a week. Through the corridors such up- 
lifting passages as "Blessed is the Swab that walketh 
not within the limits of this reservation ..." ring 
in the ears of the Elmites. Everyone thoroughly 
enjoys the proceedings with about one hundred pos- 
sible exceptions, who already are planning their 
day of revenge for that wonderful week four years 
in the future. Elms night at last arrives and the 
Swabbies show their true sportsmanship. Everything 
ends happily, for that night the freshmen become 
acquainted with their incomparable junior sisters. 

Scene 3. Content we live 

The stage is filled with busy, active students. The 
new class gets a view of the more serious side of 



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J. Foley, H. Menard, P. Hogan, M. Nelligan, C. Murphy, M. Moynihan, M. Murphy, T. Maney, B. Gendron 

C. McCarthy, M. Hayes, D. Murphy, C. Lucas, M. Hart, J. McGoidrick, M. Kennedy, K. Keating, E. Havicon, A. McEln 
E. McCaughey 

M. Mahrney, K. Lynch, N. Harper, V. Gallagher, M. Healy, R. Nolan, R. M. Hickey, J. Holleran, B. Leahey, A. Gibbo 
M. Harte 



college life . . . school work. Latin, math, English, 
chemistry ... an endless stream of assignments 
hurries along the crisp, fall days. But lessons do 
not claim undivided attention, for the freshmen stop 
and gaze with awe at the seniors who have been 
presented with those all'important caps and gowns. 
Hearts become light as the night of the Barn Dance 
approaches. Their first social event at O. L. E., 
and how the girls look forward to it! It is hard 
to tell which is more fun, the dance itself or the 
talks that go on in the rooms after "lights out." 
Scene 4. There's more blue in the sky than clouds 
Another social event on the calendar. The be- 
loved juniors mvite their freshmen sisters to a tea. 
How grown'up the freshmen feel to go out with 
their sister class! A cloud passes over the setting: 
the dreaded quarterly exams approach. What will 
they be like? Are college exams really as hard as 
they say? But as all things pass, so do they (the 
exams, that is) . As a pleasant aftermath, the Frosh 
again don their Sunday best and step out again to 
the exciting Elmata. How lovely they all look! 



Suddenly the stage is deserted, and only a few for- 
gotten articles remain as our class rushes off for 
that wonderful Thanksgiving vacation. 

Act II. The Best Is Yet To Come 

Scene i. Better than all the treasures that in books 
are found 

Celestial music is heard in the background. The 
freshmen dedicate themselves to Our Lady in her 
sodality and make a solemn promise. Then come 
the glow, the thrill, and the joy that always accom- 
pany the preparations for the Christmas season. 
"Hark the Herald Angels sing . . but not one 
bit sweeter than the Glee Club at the first, unfor- 
gettable Christmas party. See how realistic the pag- 
eant is as three freshmen take the roles of Mary, 
Joseph and a King. The lights are dimmed and a few 
candles flicker as the traditional hymns arise and fill 
O'Leary Hall with their melodies. The stage is once 
again empty as all the players head homeward for 
the holiday of holidays. 



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Scene 2. Beauty is truth, truth is beauty 

Back again and ready for work . . . and work it 
is, for the time of mid-year exams has arrived. 
Silence reigns in the houses as the Frosh dihgently 
pore over their lessons, rewarded we are sure, with 
nice high grades. What's that rustling in the air? 
Why those are the plans for the magical Junior 
Prom. Soft lights prevail in the College gym, dec- 
orated beyond recognition (a wintry fairyland) , and 
the rustling returns, but this time it is the rustling 
of billowing, formal skirts. "What beauty dwelleth 
here!" Two Frosh step out of formals and don 
basketball uniforms for the honor of O. L. E., while 
the rest of the class holds its own in intramurals. 
Scene 3. What wondrous life is this we lead 

Night after night the auditorium resounds with 
excitement ... "I Remember Mama," Father Con- 
nolly's lecture on Francis Thompson, the Fashion 
Show, the Mardi Gras: the Elmites are caught in a 
whirl of activities. A calmness passes over the 
scene, however; Lent has begun. Homework assign- 
ments become more complete since movies have been 
forsaken on weekends; now more food is devoured at 
meals as a result of the omission of mid-morning 
snacks, and a time for penance and prayer is ob- 
served. Masculine voices are heard on campus again 
as the Fathers appear for the long-awaited Father- 
Daughter Banquet. The freshmen proudly show 
them around and remember that it wasn't too long 



ago when Dad had to look for the Registrar's office 
for them. 

Scene 4. But somewhere is a shining star 

Now comes the final sweep, the rush leading to 
the magnificent Commencement Week. The Boston 
College-Elms concert, the Mother-Daughter Tea, 
the Spring Formal, Final Exams and finally the day 
of days, Graduation. There are tears in the eyes 
of seniors as they leave, and there are tears in the 
eyes of the freshmen as they watch their cherished 
upperclassmen pass into "the wide, wide world." 
Summer vacation has arrived, a wonderful prospect, 
yet the Frosh look hack wistfully at the days which 
have sped by so terribly 
fast. No longer "green" 
freshmen, they have 
passed from the wings 
into the full glow of the 
college spotlight. But 
as the curtains begin 
to close they look back 
with a little bit of envy 
at the oncoming Frosh. 
One can hear them say- 
ing, "Being a Freshman 
was rather wonderful, 
wasn't it?" 




Curtain 



Jean M. Baillarceon 




Swabhies swHch to sophistication 



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Freshman Class 



BACESKI, HELEN L. 

20 San Miguel St., Springfield 
BAILLARGEON, JEAN M. 

6 Foss St., Westfield 
BAJORIN, VIRGINIA M. 

9 Caroline St., Worcester 
BLAIR, EMILY A. 

4 Prospect Court, Northampton 
BOUYEA, MARGARET M. 

84 Dana St., Springfield 
BOWLER, JOAN E. 

15 Summit St., Springfield 
BURKE, CAROL J. 

34-24 82nd St., Jackson Heights, L. I., N. Y. 
CALDERON, TERESITA 

4 Corchado St. ( Box 1461 ), Aguadilla, P. R. 
CARELL, SUZANNE K. 

537 High St., West Medford 
CARTIER, CLAIRE L. 

53 St. Louis Ave., Willimansett 
CHUNN, ALISON M. 

224 North Tenth St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
CLEAR Y, JOAN M. 

19 Commonwealth Ave., Pittsheld 
CONNELLY, CATHERINE C. 

1215 Hampden St., Holvoke 
COWLES, JANE E. 

23 Kenwood St., Springfield 
CRANE, MARY K. 

3 5 Willow St., Florence 
CROWSON, ANNE E. 

14 Gates St., Holvoke 
DANIS, MARY P.' 

We\ erhaeuser Rd., Portsmouth, R. I. 
DECOTEAU, SHIRLEY B. 

34 CherrelMi St., Springfield 
DesROSIERS, THERESA A. 

83 Highland .\ve., Ludlow 
DILLON, ELIZABETH A. 

20 Forest Place, Pittsfield 
DOLAN, MARCJARET E. 

29 Bourne St., Forest Hills 30, Boston 
DONELAN, FRANCES V. 

11 Fitch Hill Ave., Fitchburg 
DONLEY, ANNE M. 

193 Chace Ave., Providence, R. I. 
DOYLE, MARCiARET A. 

81 Cass St., Springfield 
DUNPHY, JULI.\ A. 

15 Main St., Florence 
DWYER, PATRICIA M. 

Chestnut Plain Rd., Whatelv 
DWYER, ROSEM.\RY E. 

20 Maus St., Pittsfield 
EPAUL, MARY-JANE 

60 Clayton St., Springfield 
FERR.^RI, FRANCES M. 

70 Garden St., West Springfield 
FINN, CAROL A. 

Lakeville, Conn. 
FLYNN, MARGARET E. 

Summer St., Barre 



FOLEY, JOAN M. 

92 Stockman St., Springfield 
GALLAGHER, VIRGINIA D. 

New Marlbcro 
GENDRON, ELIZABETH A. 

10 Marion St., Uxbridge 
GIBBONS, ANNA E. 

108 Main St., Blackstone 
HARPER, NANCY C. 

398 Cjreenwich Ave., Cireenwich, Conn. 
HART, MARIE P. 

Gilbert St., North Brcokfield 
HARTE, MADELYN T. 

24 Charles St., Pittsfield 
HAVICAN, ELIZABETH A. 

57 St. James Ave., Chicopee FaFs 
HAYES, MADELINE T. 

43 Lester St., Springfield 
HEALY, MARY L. 

69 Bellevue Hill Rd., West Roxburv 
HICKEY, ROSEMARY E. 

1275 Summer St., Stamford, Conn. 
HOGAN, PATRICIA J. 

526 King's Highwav, West Springfield 
HOLLERAN, JOAN M. 

76 Emerson Ave., Pittsfield 
KEATING, KATHLEEN C. 

323 Nottingham St., Springfield 
KENNEDY, MARY K. 

11 Wait St., Springfield 
LEAHEY. ELIZABETH M. 

Reservoir Road, Lee 
LUCAS, CLAIRANNE 

Claire St., Chicopee Falls 
LYNCH, KATHLEEN T. 

578 -Armory St., Springfield 
.MA HON FY, MARY T. 

23 Calh( un St., Springfield 
.MANEY, THERESA NL 

38 Wells -Ave., Chicopee Falls 
MENARD, H. LOUISE 

64 Third St., Pittsfield 
MOYNIHAN, MAUREEN E. 

66 Maple Road, Longmeadow 
MURPHY, CATHERINE T. 

109 Sargeant St., Holvoke 
MURPHY, DOLORES J. 

74 Roosevelt Ave., Chicopee 
MURPHY, MARY C. 
60 Hamlin St., Pittsfield 

McCarthy, Constance j. 

46 Underwood St., Springfield 
McCAUGHEY, ELEANOR M. 
3 5 Wilbraham Ave., Springfield 

Mcelroy, ann m. 

139 Ruggles St., Providence 8. R. 1. 

Mcgoldrick, jean M. 

28 Ciarrison Rd., Hingham 
NELLIGAN, MAUREEN A. 

125 Skeel St., Willimansett 
NOLAN, RUTH .A. 

11 Pennacook St., Newport, R. I. 



O'BRIEN, JOAN V. 

8 R oseve.t Ave., Holvoke 
O'BRIEN, MAURA E.' 

6 Wellington Ave., Pittsfield 
O'CONNOR, DOROTHY T. 

314 Tremont St., Springfield 
ONDRICK, THERESA F. 

19 Butler Ave., Chicopee Falls 
O'NEILL, .MARY M. 

462 Maple St., Holvoke 
PANDISCIO, ANNA E. 

68 Rainville Ave., Fitchburg 
PARQUETTE, TERESA M. 

75 Narragansett St., Springfield 
POSCO, ANGELA A. 

56 Rainville St., Fitchburg 
QUINLAN, THERESE F. 

201 Bradford St., Pittsfield 
QUINN, MARGARET R. 

782 Belmont Ave., Springfield 
R.AFFERTY, ANNETTE .A. 

377 Main St., Oxford 
RIORDAN, LOUISE G. 

5 Henshaw Terrace, West Roxburv 
ROCHE, M.ARY F. 

42 East St., Whitinsville 
ROY, JACQUELINE C. 

20 Chapin St., Chicopee 
RYAN. MAUREEN K. 

681 Myrtle Ave., Albany, N. Y. 
RZASA, BERN ICE H. 

269 Fairview Ave., Chicopee 
SCANLON, MARGARET R. 

47 Florence St., Springfield 
SCANLON, PATRICIA M. 

80 Walnut St., Holyoke 
SELIG, MARY F. 

15 Salem St.. Springfield 
SLATTERY, MARC.UERITE M. 

86 Caseland St., Springfield 
SMITH, BETTY ANN 

Main St., Becket 
SMITH, SHIRLEY A. 

34 Abram St., Paw tucket, R. I. 
SPLAINE, MAUREEN J. 

15 Sergeant Ave., Chicopee Falls 
SPONSKE, THERESE J. 

115 Thompson St., Springfield 
SULLIVAN, BARBARA A. 

Veterans' Adm. Hospital. Northampton 
SWEENEY, HELEN R. 

113 Bridge St., Great Barrington 
TAGNEY, MARIE F. 

7 Norwood St., Worcester 

URIARTE, ALMA C. 

16 Martin Corchado St., Ponce, P. R. 
WILSON, JOAN W. 

115 Woodbridge St., So. Hadley Center 
YOUNG, TO ANNE F. 
529 Beech St., Holyrke 



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Activities 



Do YOU REMEMBER the Elmata Dance of '49*^ 
Wasn't the Fashion Show beautiful? Weren't those 
debates exciting? Thus run the comments of the 
year's activities. They have been an outlet for tal- 
ents, the medium whereby energies and efficiencies 
have been put to practical use. College life would 
not have been so full of sunshine and laughter were 
we not also interested m the joyous pursuits of mak- 
ing a success of a play, or a science meeting some- 
thing really different. Not infrequently when en- 
gaged in these activities, we have rejoiced because 
we learned a new fact or expressed a new idea. In 
sweet reminiscence of these days, how can we forget, 
how can we fail to smile! They have been days lined 
with silver and tied with a bright bow of brilliant 
happiness. 




"The wealthy, the hixurious . . . 
Shall lac\ not their enjoyment: — hut how famt 
Co7npared with ours! who, pacing side by side. 
Could, with an eye of leisure, loo\ on all 
That we beheld; and lend the listening sense 
To every grateful sound of earth and air; 
Pausing at will — our spirits braced, our thoughts 
Pleasant as roses in the thic\ets blown. 
And pure as dew bathing their crimson leaves.^' 



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Our Lady's Sodality 




Prefect 
Elizabeth A. Aidicon 

Vice-Prefect 
Carol J. Knight 



Secretary 
Joan M. Shea 

Treasurer 

Mary T. Martin 



Rating high among the most efficient and active clubs on campus is the 
Sodahty of Our Lady under the guiding rule of our Prefect, Elizabeth 
Aidicon. The aim of the Sodality is to spread on campus a devotion to 
Our Lady. This is achieved with the cooperation of the committees into 
which the SodaHty is divided. Our Lady's Committee has, this year, in' 
creased its efforts to make all Sodalists aware of the devotion which is 
Our Lady's due. Eleanor Barron, the chairman, has made the perpetual 
rosary into a really vital activity since now every half'hour heaven is be' 
seiged by Elmites joined in prayer. The Liturgy Circle with its chairman, 



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Marion Hoar, has brought fame to the 
Elms since she has obtained both the 
National and Regional Commissions on 
Liturgy for our college. The Circle has 
now been converted into a pleasing and 
informational gathering of a large num' 
ber of Sodalists interested in the mean' 
ing and symbolism of the Mass. An' 
other important committee is one di' 
rected by the very capable Esther Han' 
nigan — the Library Committee. At the 
meetings Catholic hterature is reviewed 
and current best sellers are excitedly dis- 
cussed. To Esther and her committee 
goes a very warm vote of thanks for a 
beautiful and enjoyable coffee-hour. 

The big moments of our last year as 
Sodalists can be accredited to the Social 
Committee. Its chairman, Shirley Leroy, and her committee members 
accomplished the ultimate of success at the Christmas Party complete with 
"Silent Night,'' Santa Claus, and presents galore. This pleasant mixture 




Advent Candle 




Venite, adoremus 



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of the holy and the hilarious is just as bright to us as the Star of Bethlehem. 

Stamps, Christmas presents for Negro children, entertainment for our 
Little Sisters, all this is within the realm of the Mission Committee and its 
untiring head. Rose Marie LaMountain. Many are the prayers oliered to 
heaven for the v/orks of charity performed in the name of the Missions 
here at the Elms. 

The sounding-board of all the functions of the Sodality is the bulletin 
watched over by Mildred Zak and members of her Eucharistic Committee. 
Each day there is a new thought for us to consider, a timely reminder of 
meetings, rosaries to be said and vigils to be kept. While of artistic value 
this correlation of activities Hkewise impresses upon us gently the duties of 
a true Sodahst. 

The Advi5or>' Board, made up of representatives of each class, has the 
duty of electing committee members and nominating Sodalists to be pre 
sented before the Sodaht>' members for election as chairmen of various 
functions. At the end of the year they also nominate candidates for officers 
for the ensuing year. 

Long in the memory of our college days will be the beauty and joy of 
spirit which we've known as loyal members of the SodaHt>'. 




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N. F. C. C. S. 




Senior Delegate Junior Delegate 

Mary H. Murray Barbara J. Garde 

National Liturgy Commission 

Co-chairmen 

Pauline M. Skerry Marion B. Hoar 



The National Federation of Catholic College Students again assumed 
a very active role in our activities. Mary Murray, Senior Delegate, and 
Barbara Garde, Junior Delegate, conducted monthly meetings. 

For a major project on our campus this year the N. F. C. C. S. continued 
its work with the Student Relief Campaign. Numerous activities were 



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initiated to strengthen the financial aspect of this program. In October a 
barn dance was held for the first time and proved most successful. Weekly 
rafiles were conducted during the year under the auspices of the respective 
classes. On January i6 a Piano Recital by Richard Ziter, Senior Student 
at .Eastman School of Music, netted a substantial sum for the fund. Once 
more the ever'popular fashion show was held. Financially, the campaign 
was a terrific success. The intellectual aspect of the campaign was provided 
for by the establishment of foreign correspondence between us and students 
in European and South American countries. Prayers offered for student 
relief completed the Campaign with its spiritual aspect. 

Our Lady of the Elms received late last year the National Liturgy Com' 
mission. Marion Hoar and Pauline Skerry, co'chairmen, presided over a 
Liturgical Weekend held here in November. Delegates from various New 
England colleges attended. Semi'monthly meetings of the Liturgy Circle 
were held; monthly circulars were sent out to all member colleges. 

RAP'Radio Acceptance Poll found itself again with us and this much' 
publicized campaign of last year reached even greater heights. 

This year an attempt was made to familiarize the student with the work 
of all the commissions by means of daily meetings conducted on the respec 
tive commissions. 

Delegates attended the Regional Congress held in Boston in April and 
the National Congress at Chicago in May. 




"Bless us, oh Lord, and these Thy gifts . . . " 



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President 
Elizabeth M. Hamilton 



Secretary 
Eileen F. Doherty 



Vice-President 
Mary L. Muller 



Treasurer 

Esther M. Hannigan 



Yes, every true Elmite recalls Mama! For who among us could ever 
forget the outstanding production ''I Remember Mama" — the highlight of 
the '48''49 season. Many stars were to be found in such a cast of girls 
so ably assisted for the first time in Verdeoro's career by the Chicopee 
Community Players. 

Not to be credited with a single performance, our dramatists enthusi' 
astically donated their time to bring many successes to our stage and to 
grace the stages in Worcester and Boston. Because of their interest in this 



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field of art sacrifices were made in order that Verdeoro in correlation with 
other colleges in this area might share in spreading the Catholic Dramatic 
Movement. 

We were the fortunate ones when, in order to stimulate interest in Ver' 
deoro, a series of oncact plays were presented for our approval. The 
result — both audience and club were well rewarded. 

The year would not be complete without the presentation of the tradi' 
tional passion play during the Lenten Season. Simplicity and depth in this 
play were strong influences on our student critics. 

And not to be outdone, Verdeoro sought some share in Commencement 
Week. Hence she sponsored the yearly play competition, and to the win- 
ner — a grand trophy symbolic of their contribution to Verdeoro. 




"Mama" — 'hs goot" 



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Glee Club 




President Secretary 

Marion T. Meehan Elizabeth A. Flynn 

Vice-President Treasurer 

Ann T. McNamee Joan M. Williston 



With a sublime blend of harmonious voices, with exquisite shading and 
mellow tone, our Glee Club has become on campus an expression of our 
love of all things aesthetic. Such perfect co'ordination and feeling come 
as the result of much labor and a deep love of singing on the part of each 
member. 

Our joys of the Christmastide ascended heaven-ward through the medium 
of resounding carols. As is customary, the songsters presented their Na' 



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tivity selections at various churches and Women's Clubs in the vicinity 
of the college. 

One of the unprecedented and most pleasurable events on the Glee 
Club's calendar was the trip to Providence College. There, in a most cor' 
dial atmosphere, a concert was given whose excellence would be difficult to 
surpass. The memories of this concert will be tucked away and cherished 
by all Glee Club members. 

"Old friends are best friends" is a phrase that can be well applied to 
our concert with the Boston College Glee Club. Something done well in 
the past is anticipated with a certain measure of expectation and it was 
with this feeling that another huge success was produced. The beauty and 
harmony of the girls in delicate pastels was surmounted only by the beauty 
and harmony of the tones and interpretation given by the two Glee Clubs. 
Bravos from a most enthusiastic audience reached skyward, acclaiming the 
magnificence of the evening. 

Last in the order but certainly not last in importance is the offering of 
our sincere and heartfelt appreciation to Marion, the Glee Club's most 
capable director and to Anna, the talented and inspiring accompanist. 
Under their guiding hands the above performances of excellence were mad^ 
a reality. 




Providence College-Elms Concert 



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Athletic Club 




President Secretary 

Nancy M. Black Joann S. Akey 

Vice-President Treasurer 

Patricia A. Tierney Mary E. Maloy 



The most active club on campus, literally speaking, is our Athletic Asso' 
ciation for it offers to all a variety of physical encounters in which to in' 
dulge excess energy. 

For many years a favorite club with all classes, the association this year 
has been no exception. A large membership and enthusiastic spirit have 
been its outstanding features. 

Always contributing much to campus life, the Athletic Club this year 
made one of its greatest advances in the form of a successful varsity basket' 
ball team. The well-picked team has been extremely fortunate in having 
as coach Miss Gloria Bisalleon. Her invaluable contributions to the suc- 
cess of the team are indeed praiseworthy. During the season the varsity 
met among others, the teams of American International College, Mt. St. 
Mary's, and Clark University. Also deserving of mention here in regard 
to basketball are the intramurals when each class puts forth its best in the 
hope of gaining the esteemed cup. 

Another novel idea was carried out in October when a picnic was held 



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at King Philip's Stockade m Forest Park. Hot dogs, sodas, and the usual 
picnic ''fixin's"' were enjoyed by all. 

Throughout the year, contests were held in various sports. Each month 
found a particular sport holding the limelight. Included here were ping 
pong, volleyball, badminton, horseback-riding, and bowling. 

Spring added new sports to this as softball and tennis made their appear- 
ance on the slate. That refreshing season also added an item of special 
interest to Association members, for it was in spring that the annual tea 
dance was held. Dancing and refreshments were the principal events at 
this affair. 

Ascension Thursday brought a new and exciting happening — the club's 
Field Day. At this time playoffs were held in softball and tennis: various 
other races and contests were held to the delight of all spectators. 

The final affair of the club was as always the banquet held during 
Commencement Week. At this time the coveted ''E's" and other awards 
were presented to those who had fulfilled the necessary requirements. A 
sumptuous spread and genuine good-will characterized this final gathering 
of the athletically-inclined. 

Such an organization as this can always be relied upon to help build the 
feeling of good sportsmanship and clean living that is so much a part of 
our college Hfe. Training the body simultaneously with the training of 
heart and mind, the Athletic Association has made an excellent and in- 
valuable contribution to our college life. 




Congratulations, Sophomores 
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M. J. B. Debating Society 




President 
Louise M. Hanna 



Secretary 
Barbara J. Garde 



Vice-President 
Mary H. Murray 



Treasurer 
Clare A. McDonnell 



The Mother John Berchman's Debating Society has for many years 
worked to foster an interest in forensic activities on campus through panels, 
informal discussions and formal debates. It thus combines an opportunity 
for public expression with an interest in current and widelydivergent 
problems. 

This past year has seen a smaller but more active group carrying out 
a successful year's program by arranging intra-mural as well as inter'col' 
legiate debates. 



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The varsity debating team matched wits with many formidable oppc 
nents. Following its customary policy of negative debates away and affirma' 
tive at home the inter'collegiate team debated the question — Resolved: 
The federal government should adopt a policy of equalizing educational 
opportunity in tax-supported schools by means of annual grants. Among 
the colleges with which this was debated were Boston College, Holy Cross, 
Albertus Magnus, Amherst, and Saint Michael's. In these inter-collegiate 
debates O. L. E. initiated several non-decision debates. The ensuing loss 
of some of the dcor-die spirit was well compensated for by a more fervent 
but less formalized debate. 

Bingo and Bridge parties seem scarcely activities proper to a debating 
society but the versatile members sponsored both very successfully. The 
proceeds augmented the traveling fund. 

The highlight of the intra-mural debates was the Riordan award com' 
petition. The question discussed was — Resolved that the federal govern' 
ment should establish a system of national compulsory health insurance. 
Those participating were Louise Hanna, Mildred Zak, Maureen Keating 
and Clare McDonnell. 




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International Relations Club 




President Secretary 

Maureen M. Keating Mary Ruth Spring 

Vice-President Treasurer 

Jacqueline A. Dent Mary A. Merrigan 



For those students interested in world affairs the International Relations 
Club offers an opportunity to express and exchange ideas and solutions of 
the most momentous pu2,2,le of international problems today. At a time 
when so much planning for the future is being done, the experiences of 
the past should be taken into consideration. Only by studying the present 
in the light of the past can we hope to understand the future. A group 
of Catholic college students, we considered world problems in the light of 
Christian principles. 



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The I. R. C. is affiliated with the New England Catholic Student Peace 
Federation, the Carnegie Institute for International Peace and the National 
Commission on International Relations of the National Federation of Catho- 
lic College Students. 

During this past year the I. R. C. has been very active in the N. E. C. 
S. P. F. in which it held the second vice-presidency. This office was capa- 
bly filled by Mary Goggin '49. At the annual convention held this year 
at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Elms was in charge of four 
panels. The theme of the convention was ''Security in the Christian 
World." The four panels were based on the four fields considered so vital 
by Father Keller, namely, labor, education, government and communications. 
Among representatives from O. L. E. were Jacqueline Dent '50 who spoke 
on ''E. R. P. as a Bond in World Affairs" and Maureen Keating "49 whose 
topic was ''The U. N. in the Solution of World Problems." 

Among the other activities which proved worth-while was a meeting of 
the Central Region of the N. E. C. S. P. F. to which the Elms played host. 
The topic was the proposed Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 
the informal discussion brought forth many novel ideas. 




Researching under the eaves for the H. C. panel 



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» 

Science Club 




President Secretary 
Shirley M. Cummings Jeanne L. Pepin 

Vice-President Treasurer 
Gertrude F. Donovan Anna M. MacDonnell 

With a world so steeped in the scientific approach and viewpoint, the 
activities of the Science Club are of the utmost importance to the girls 
who will embark upon this field of endeavor. This outlook, however, is 
tempered in the white light of Catholic truth and is seen as a means to 
our ultimate end and not an end in itself. The Science Club is an integral 
part of the extracurricular life that is being fostered on our campus. 

Within its folds are coordinated the interests of the various fields of 



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physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, and each one is given its 
proper emphasis. 

Listed on its agenda were topics and discussions of appeal to all students 
of science. In one of the earlier meetings. Dr. Nazzaro presented to the 
members a talk on "Women's Place in the Scientific Field." He impressed 
upon these aspiring scientists their opportunities and to what extent they 
would be able to carry out their scientific training. At another meeting, 
the students themselves came to the fore and presented for the enlighten' 
ment of all, a symposium on the chemical aspect of photography and the 
methods used in its operations. 

An unusual event which transpired in the early spring was a trip to the 
Planetarium. Few of the club members present had had previously the 
opportunity to view such a display. Not only were all impressed by the 
sights seen, but they also were instructed and enlightened by the detailed 
explanation given by the curator. 

A close collaboration is maintained between the Science Club and A. 
C. S. All meetings of either club are opened to members of both clubs as 
is fitting because of their common ends — the advancement of science on 
our campus. 




Transferring cultures 



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American Chemical Society 




President Secretary 
Mildred A. Zak Barbara A. Eichorn 

Vice-President Treasurer 
Mary J. Connelly Michaelyn E. Moynihan 

The newest and one of the most popular clubs on campus is the American 
Chemical Society Student Affiliation. It is not merely a campus society 
but has a charter as an actual part of the National A. C. S. 

Every month its meetings have been spiced with speakers well versed in 
their knowledge of varying scientific fields. Dr. HoUoway of Springfield 
College was the first to grace our Lounge as a speaker for our fledgling 
association. In rapt attention we listened and gained much information 
about blood fractionation, the uses of each fraction and the inestimable 



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facts regarding this vital tissue fluid. His presentation of difficult matter 
in a fashion that was comprehensible to undergraduates deserved and re 
ceived just praise. 

Proteins and amino acids, complicated and exacting material, were pre 
sented informally on the night of the student symposium to an eager group 
of A. C. S. members. The "board of experts" was helped considerably by 
constructive comments interspersed by Drs. Gadaire and Naz^aro. 

The speaker for March, Robert Mosher, who colorfully presented his 
topic on plastics, added the point of view of the industrial chemist rather 
than that of the theoretical chemist. His treatment of this subject of general 
interest increased our desire to gain further knowledge of synthetic resins. 

As a variation, at the April meeting several former graduates came pre 
pared to pass on their experience in the various fields of practical chemistry. 
Control labs, chemical libraries, research labs, and chemical secretaries were 
all represented. A lively gathering of new and old friends presented a 
brighter light to be reflected in the radiant prisms of our senior year. 

A final word of praise should be given to our lay Faculty advisors whose 
assistance has been invaluab'e in establishing the nucleus of an active, 
prosperous, and educational club. They have given unselfishly of impor' 
tant hours so that we, of the Elms chapter of A. C. S., could be proud 
of our attempts to become scientists and further the cause of science on 
campus. 




"The purpose of the symposnim . . . " 



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Le Cercle Francais 

9 




President Secretary 

Norma M. Savoit Joan M. Vaughan 

'Vice'President Treasurer 

ViOLETTE L. Cartier Mary T. Martin 



Interest in the activities of Le Cercle Francais commenced with the open' 
ing business meeting of the year and continued to highhght the program 
of the succeeding months. Stressing as necessary the notes of enthusiasm 
and cooperation, many new members were induced to take an active part 
in the regular monthly meetings and gatherings. 

The affiliation of this group with the Springfield chapter of Les Dames 
Francaises added frequent moments of pleasure to an already active calen' 



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dar. Through this connection responsive listeners shared lectures delivered 
by well-known figures in the French world — while the conferences spon' 
sored by the Dames offered unlimited opportunities to an interested follow 
ing. French films presented at the Museum of Fine Arts were further 
sources of inspiration for our linguistic enthusiasts. 

On the lighter vein, the members gathered together for an evening of 
cards and conversation, which proved one of the year's most successful 
events. Following along in a holiday mood, the joint Christmas party held 
in conjunction with the Spanish Club, was an innovation here on campus. 
Soft carols in foreign tongues came over the air and pageants were enacted 
for the general enjoyment. A soiree, featured during the latter months of 
the year, proved another opportunity for members to confer on problems 
and questions of the time, while furthering their fluency. 

Seeking a complete coverage of the latest happenings in French circles, 
we inevitably awaited the appearance of Les Chucotements des Ormes 
where students displayed their journalistic abihties. 

The variety of the club program enhanced the appeal of the belle langue 
de France. 




"Chantons encore . . . " 



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La Corte Castellana 




President 
Eleanor J. Barron 

'Vice-President 
Mary A. O'Malley 



Secretary 
Helene T. Brady 

Treasurer 
Clara M. Sawtelle 



Enthusiasm for things CastiHan is very definitely bespoken by this year's 
Spanish Club. Composed entirely of students of this charming romance 
language, the club seeks to promote a greater fluency in the spoken Spanish 
word and a deeper appreciation of Spanish culture. The informal atmos' 
phere of the meetings induces the members to voice their ideas more freely 
and thereby increase their volubility in the Spanish tongue. 



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At the first meeting of the club, we were extremely fortunate to have 
as our guest speaker Dr. Lillian Arab, a native of Cuba. In her native 
tongue. Dr. Arab described vividly and in detail the school system of her 
native country. A question period followed in which all members of the 
club took an active part and acquired a fund of pertinent data on Cuba 
and Cubans. 

"Reyes Magos" or the Epiphany found the club engaged in a special 
celebration as befits this very special Spanish feast day. Mademoiselles 
of the sister club on campus, Le Cercle Francais, were invited to join in 
these festivities. Beloved and timchonored carols were sung with heart' 
felt enthusiasm, heightened by the setting of Christmas decorations, the 
nacimiento and the ever'popular refreshments. 

As a closing feature the members of the Freshman Spanish Group pre' 
sented Zaragueta, the deUghtful comedy for the enjoyment of the corte. 
Under the direction of Lorraine Molter, the cast of characters displayed 
a dramatic as well as linguistic ability that amazed as well as delighted at 
the same time. 




"La ensenanza en Cuba . . . " 



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Spiritual Retreat 

"Be silent and listen." 




Rev. Paul J. Murphy, S.J. 
Retreat Master 



Precious moments, sacred thoughts, time 
set apart for introspection, heaven'sent graces, 
all these are threads embroidered in our pat' 
tern of retreat. How powerful, how soul- 
stirring were the words of our Retreat Mas- 
ter which inspired us to these sacred thoughts, 
which guided us to reflections of prime prin- 
ciples and directed our actions to greater 
sanctity. We can say so much but each girl, 
in the secret recesses of her soul, knows to 



what extent her thoughts and desires have 
been edified. She alone can describe the emo- 
tions aroused when Our Lord's Passion and 
Death were so vividly retold and only God 
can know how efficacious her prayers have 
been. 

As each day rolled swiftly on and the re' 
treat came closer to an ending, a kinship, 
never there before, was established between 
each Elms girl and the next. We had com- 
municated with God, shared our hopes, our 
fears, our desires with Him. Each one of us 
now knew Our Lord a little better and know- 
ing Him better, how can we help but love 
Him better? 

All of this introspection and close scrutiny 
of our spiritual life is accredited to the skill 
of Fr. Paul Murphy. His envied possession, 
a dynamic personality, was forcefully in- 
jected into his every word. So few others 
could have directed us on such a new ap- 
proach to our duties, nor could they have in- 
stilled in us the desire to remedy the slightest 
fault of character which we can recognize. It 
is to Fr. Murphy our regeneration as better 
Catholic college students is due. His excel- 
lence is acclaimed, his ability revered. 

And then as days continued to slip past 
our grasp, and conferences dwindled to a pre- 
cious few the fragments of time pieced them' 
selves together to give an insurmountable, 
protective wall of holy thoughts and sacred 
sacrifices surrounding our minds and hearts 
so full of Christ Our King. 



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Lectures 




Opening the lecture series during the 
fall was Rev. John Kennedy, literary 
critic of the Catholic Transcript. Fa' 
ther's discussion was centered on Gra' 
ham Greene and included the finer points 
of the latter's popular novel ''The Heart 
of the Matter." Following the lecture 
some time was spent answering our 
many questions on this very popular 
book. 



William H. Mooring 



Appropriate for the season of Advent 
Fr. Carol Bernhardt brought to the 
Auditorium an interesting and enlight' 



ening display of Madonnas in art. During his lecture Father enthusiastically 
pointed out the fine lines and detailed color structure so symbolic of Our 
Lady. Distinctions in the works of various nationalities were clarified. 

""Mary and the Old Testament" was the subject of Father John Oester' 
reicher. Father traced the stories of Esther, Ruth, Rebecca and Judith and 
explained their positions as precursors of Mary. 

On the literary side we received a deep insight and understanding of the 
character of "Francis Thompson, the Poet and the Man" from Father 
Terrence Connelly, librarian of Boston College. Father added to the basic 
facts from his personal experiences and acquaintance with the Meynells, 
close friends and patrons of Francis Thompson. The world's greatest 
authority on the English poet. Father Connelly increased our enthusiasm 
for the poet of "The Hound of Heaven." 

As the culminating point in our series, William Morring, well'known 
writer of a syndicated column spoke to us on the ever'timely subject of the 
world on the screen. 



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Concerts 



The Silvertones 

During the month of Novennber, Elmites enthusiastically 
welcomed the first concert of the year in the persons of 
the very talented "Silvertones." Composed of three men 
and an equal number of women, the group presented a 
varied program of familiar and beloved music. Ranging 
from the rollicking "Shortnin' Bread" to the impressive 
"Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah," the pro- 
gram submitted by this small but very capable group was 
warmly received by the entire student body. 

The initial enthusiasm for group selections was later 
superseded by intense interest in solo and duet numbers. 
I'niversally acclaimed as a highlight of the evening was 
the beautiful duet rendition of Friml's "Indian Love 
Call." A novel note was added when Garfield Henry, 
director of the Tones, gave an exposition of the history 
of jazz. Interspersed with illustrations of the various 
types, his story of this phase of American music gave us 
all a much clearer idea and deeper appreciation of it. 

A fitting beginning indeed for this year's concerts was 
the enthralling program of music delicately and artisti- 
cally woven for us by the Negro singers, the "Silvertones." 

Richard Ziter 

Continuing our policy of "nothing but the best" we next 
welcomed the young pianist, Richard Ziter. A student at 
the Eastman School of Music, Mr. Ziter gave a thrilling 
performance, with all proceeds going to the European 
Student Relief Fund. 



Mr. Ziter portrayed with equal grace the varied moods 
and tempos of Chopin, Beethoven, and Bach. The peren- 
nial favorite "Clair de Lune" by Debussy was presented 
with a soft and delicate touch. In contrast to this Mr. 
Ziter showed his versatility by a deep and throbbing 
interpretation of the Castilian "Malaguena." 

Though a youthful pianist, Mr. Ziter performed with 
all the poise and artistry of a seasoned veteran ; as such 
he made an immense contribution to our concert series. 
This is evidenced by the appreciative audience which 
greeted him at O. L. E. 

M.ARV J. McMahon and Bedrick Vaska 

Charming musical ability plus a disarming personality; 
thus we describe the gracious lady who enchanted us all, 
Miss Mary McMahon. An instructor of the voice, this 
talented singer gave us ample proof of her proficiency in 
that line. 

In a program containing such delightful favorites as 
"Panis Angelicus" and "O Dry Those Tears," Miss Mc- 
Mahon displayed extraordinary depth and tone. Also in- 
cluded were groups of Scottish and Irish songs, enhanced 
by appropriate attire. 

Another fine artist who appeared with Miss McMahon 
was Mr. Bedrick Vaska at the cello. In his solo selections 
as well as the numbers accompanying Miss McMahon, 
Mr. Vaska displayed a perfected style and interpretative 
ability. Together these artists presented a most enjoyable 
program, one which for its variation and beauty was 
warmly received by all. 




P. C.'O. L. E. Concert 



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Tourmaline 




Editors-in-Chief 

Marion E. Black, '50 — Marilyn R. Walsh, '50 



A literary gem to be treasured and treated 
with respect is our Tourmaline. Although it 
appears only in quarterly issues, the worth of 
it extends throughout every week of the year. 

As its name implies, this unassuming piece 
of literature is truly a precious stone; a stone, 
since each issue is a milestone marking a step 
toward our ultimate goal of graduation; pre' 
cious, because of its content. With each sue 
ceeding issue of the Tourmaline, we uncon' 
sciously realize that we are coming closer to 
the end of our college days and with that 
realization comes a deeper understanding and 
appreciation of the thoughts contained there 



in. We see it not merely as a magazine, but 
we see it rather as a labor of love, into which 
have been woven all the hidden emotions and 
feelings of its contributors. Here our "pen 
savantes" invest all their talent and the re- 
turns are certainly worth-while. 

This year found the Tourmaline with co- 
editors and the usual staif composed of jour- 
nalism students. Something new was added 
in the form of a very attractive hght cover. 
As in other years, the Tourmaline is giving 
to the college the best in literature and 
thought; it is as always what its name sig- 
nifies, a gem. 



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Elm script 




There's a certain day each month when 
suddenly you find each Elmite completely ab' 
sorbed by some mysterious piece of literature. 
Only an occasional gasp of surprise or pleas' 
ore breaks the unusual quiet. What is it that 
has this magic power of silencing the dorm 
even during recreation hour, you ask? It's 
the Elmscript, naturally! 

Yes, indeed, each month we greet with 
glee that very important piece of campus life, 
the Elmscript. A record of our successes and 
a review of college highlights, it is welcomed 
by all. Complete and accurate coverage of 
the news could well be adopted as its motto, 
as every noteworthy event is adeptly de- 
scribed. The informal chit'chat and feature 
columns add a warm and personal touch. 



Thought'provoking editorials and candid per- 
sonal opinions on pertinent topics make for 
further enjoyment, while the athletically- 
inclined are kept abreast of the sporting 
world. A truly delightful combination of sev- 
eral fine ingredients is our Elmscript. 

Propelled by its competent co-editors, the 
staff consists of journalism students who are 
afi^orded an excellent outlet for their endeav- 
ors with the pen in this monthly publication. 
Elmscript this year is carrying on, in true 
Elms tradition, the fine presentations that last 
year merited All-Catholic honors. We are 
sincerely proud of this young but excellent 
publication which has come to form an in- 
dispensable feature of our years here at 
O. L. E. 



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Elmata 




Dashing pencils, clicking typewriters, fevered brows, a deadline to make, 
a sigh of relief and the Elmata has gone to press. Through the weeks we, 
the ''long'suffering seven," have written a while and thought a while, crossed 
out a line and counted the number of words. We've thankfully had Mr. 
Webster on hand with his vocabulary and correctly-spelled words. And 
now, class pictures and club pictures have all been taken and shipped 
otf to the engraver. Galley proofs have been read and re-read. At last it's 
here. The 1949 edition of our own Elmata, resplendent in its green and 
gold cover, makes its appearance on campus. 

There's a certain inexplicable feeling which engulfs us as we remember 
those long staff meetings, the suppliant requests "to get your ads," and 
unending pleadings for "another word for 'interesting'." But during it 



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all weVe come to know each other better and appreciate our ability to work 
in constant close harmony for a common end. We've been enriched by this 
Elmata as we hope that you will also be because it is for you that it has 
been written. 

Well always remember our college days, but when, on leafing through 
the pages of our yearbook, we're caught in the web of reminiscence, we'll 
appreciate them even more. We've been able to put our feelings down 
on paper. We've been able to pay a silent tribute to our faculty, our friends, 
and our parents. No other thoughts can impose their presence on our intel' 
lect for no corner is left when O. L. E. is even mentioned. No other 
campus is like hers, nor classes, nor seniors like hers either. Yes, the 
Elmata is something special, a memory, a smile, a song, a picture, each in 
harmony lending joyous accents to our days as loyal Elmites. 




Fixin 'n focusin 



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Delta Epsilon Sigma 




Each year Delta Epsilon Sigma, the hoir 
orary scholastic society of Catholic colleges, 
elects onc'tenth of the senior class as new 
members. This year we are proud to have 
numbered among the members of the Alpha 
Kappa Chapter here on campus five of our 
classmates who, while rating very high scho- 
lastically, have also been active in extra' 
curricular activities. Ruth Murphy, Marion 
Hoar, Mary Martin, Nadine Mangan, and 
Mary Goggin are this year's student candi' 
dates. All of them have shown superior in' 
tellectual prowess and strong devotion to 
O. L. E. They have been most active in 
every phase of Catholic Action that college 
life afforded them. There were this year, also. 



two alumnae elected to the society. Miss 
Margaret T. Clifford and Sister Alice Fran' 
cis, both of the Charter Class of O. L. E. 
They were both outstanding as undergradu' 
ates and upon graduation they have been 
noted in fields of education and in the spread' 
ing of Christian principles. All too frequent' 
ly we lose sight of these principles in the rush 
of material affairs, and when a continuance 
of them is predominant and success in things 
material is secondary, then praise is truly just 
and honors well placed upon their shoulders. 

The candidates this year bespeak the honor 
of the Alpha Kappa Chapter and their tore 
sight in electing such members to "set things 
in order." 



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Alumnae 




"The present moves atteyided 
With all of brave and excellent 
and fair 

That made the old time splendid" 



Katharine M. Shea 
President 



Dear Fortyniners, 

You'll soon be leaving behind all your pleasures and joys of college days 
but don't forget that once an Elms girl, always an Elms girl. Maybe the 
school days are things of the past but the friends youVe made are yours 
for life. Our association is young and vital, filled with new and different 
ideas. Once you have joined our ranks it will be even more lively and 
friendly. 

After your graduation day, when youVe mingling with new associates, 
you will experience as we did after ours, a strong desire to knit closely and 
unite college ties. It is then we'll open our arms to you, accepting your 
membership as an honor being bestowed on former graduates. 

Our aim is one of benefit to our Alma Mater furthering knowledge of 
her ability and inviting admiration of her graduates. Anything that we, the 
Alumnae, do is not for ourselves but for our school. Her honor is upper' 
most in our minds urging us to better our attempts and become even more 
proud of Our Lady of The Elms. I sincerely invite each one of you to join 
us in our beloved association. 

Affectionately, 

President 



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Commencement 



And now, our joy is complete. Our classes are 
over, our exams are happily left behind. We've seen 
the winter of school days turn into the summer of 
Commencement and we're at last ready to put our 
education to a practical test. On this, our gradua- 
tion day, when we slip on our hoods, change our 
tassels and accept our diplomas we proudly say that 
now we are Alumnae of O. L. E.; proudly because 
we've gained intelligence, we've known a culture, 
and we've lived with loyal friends. To us our col- 
lege has been our life and our love. She has aided 
us and comforted us, sending us happily on our paths. 
To her we owe our gratitude which is deep and sin- 
cere and this -sincerity, is . even., greater today as we 
pass through her halls which echo our farewells. 



"Whe)i Jidture mar^s the year's decline, 
Be ours to welcome it; 
Pleased with the harvest hope that runs 
Before the path of milder sum. 
Pleased while the sylvan world displays 
Its ripeness to the feeding gaze;" 



Commencement Week 

T^rogram 



TUESDAY — Mary^s Day 

Processional to Grotto 
Hymns and tributes 
Floral otfering of Seniors 

WEDNESDAY — Class Day 

Class Day Exercises 
Senior Banquet 

Class Day Officers 

Class Marshal 
Class Orator 
Class Prophet 
Class Poet 
Class Historian 
Class Will 
Class Song 

THURSDAY — Class Picnic 

FRIDAY — Senior Ball 

Committee 

General Chairman 
Chairman ex officio 
Chairman of Music 
Chairman of Refreshments 
Chairman of Publicity 
Chairman of Decorations 
Chairman of Programs 

SATURDAY — Field Day 



Consecration 
Crowning 
Recessional 



Elizabeth M. Hamilton 
Esther M. Hannigan 
Barbara A. Meagher 
Roberta I. Morrier 
Marion B. Hoar 
Caroline A. Street 
Anna M. MacDonnell 



Marguerite T. Corrinet 
Ruth A. Murphy 
Norma M. Savoit 
Harriet A. Goddard 
Mary T. Goggin 
Elizabeth F. Pringle 
Margaret T. Nesbit 



SUNDAY — Baccalaureate Address and Benediction 

MONDAY — Conferring of Graduation Honors by His Excellency, 
The Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, D.D., 

Bishop of Springfield 



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Tree Oration 



On Commencement Day the class of 1949 
will join the ranks of Catholic College Grad' 
uates throughout the world. Membership in 
those ranks entails a tremendous responsi' 
bility. For to whom much has been given, 
much will be expected. In a Catholic Col' 
lege we have received the necessary equip' 
ment to fulfill our purpose in life. Now is 
the time to use that equipment. 

At the present time there is a cold war 
waging between materialism and Christianity. 
On one side are the forces of truth; on the 
other, the forces of error. Materialism has 
insidiously crept into every walk of life, — 
materialism, which considers religion as a sort 
of trademark with which a person may be 
identified and morality as nothing more than 



acting in accordance with social approval. 
We have been imbued with the principles 
of truth. We cannot stand idly by and watch 
those principles attacked. We must join the 
army of the defenders of truth in the field of 
battle, for mapping our campaign is over; 
now is the time for action. 

The battles will be long and arduous but 
we must stand firm with the courage of our 
convictions. We must realize that Our Su' 
preme Commander who recruited us in His 
defense will not fail us when we seem to be 
losing ground. If we persevere we will reap 
the reward at the end. We must continue to 
fight until the victory is won; until we can 
lay down our arms and truly say to our 
Divine Leader, "We have fought the good 
fight; we have kept the faith." 




Class Day when '49 chained the daisies 
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Class 



Will 



We, the Senior Class of nineteen hundred and forty- 
nine, at the close of four years of extensive study, having 
become old and heavily burdened with knowledge and 
VFisdom, desire to pass on to the less wise and knowing 
our last will and testament. 
Article I. 

To His Excellency, the Most Reverend Thomas Mary 
O'Leary, cur president, and to our vice-president, the 
Reverend Doctor John R. Rooney, we leave our sincere 
appreciation for their unselfishness in directing and guid- 
ing us through our four years. 
Article II. 

To the Sisters of St. Joseph, who have constantly given 
us encouragement and inspiration in every difficulty, we 
leave our most heartfelt gratitude. 
Article III. 

Upon our Faculty we bestow all the esteem and thanks 
which is due them as our directors toward the goal of 
greater knowledge. 
Sub-Articles I-XLIX 

Elizabeth Aidicon leaves her repertoire of "I Love Thee, 
Dear" in fourteen different languages to Mary Trainor. 

Dorothy Casey leaves her position as college chauffeur 
along with her long list of duties to Joan Roy. 

Marguerite Corrinet leaves her old piano to Betty 
Clark. Peg's graduation present is a new spinet. 

Harriet Goddard leaves her exotic "breakfast attire" 
to Josephine Hessian. 



Mary Martin leaves her position as Minister of Finance 
to Madeline Hayes. 

Maureen Keating leaves her baby elephant to anyone 
who feels the need of it. 

Anna MacDonnell leaves her rendition of "The Burning 
of Rome" to Teresa Lobley. 

Ruth Murphy leaves her singing talents to Janey Hughes. 

Frances Roscoe leaves her love for the theater and opera 
to Barbara Albano. 

Helen Vecchia leaves her favorite expression "I don't 
have to — my mother said" to Shirley Smith. 

Ruth Spellman leaves her last-minute arrivals to Evelvn 
Walsh. 

Marilyn Logan leaves her contacts with Holy Cross to 
Maureen Ryan. 

Marie Lawler leaves her "storm attire" — complete, 
that is — to Mary Costa. 

Rita Keough leaves her priority on a middle tub to 
Florence Nagle. 

Esther Hannigan leaves her inexhaustible supply of 
jokes to Katie Ziter. 

Nadine Mangan leaves her never-to-he-forgotten "Cus- 
ter" to anyone who will have him. 

Marie Murphy leaves her "I'ncle Ed" to anyone who 
likes ice cream. 

Mildred Zak leaves Doctor Nazzaro to the peace and 
quiet of the Junior Chemistry Class. 

Nancy Black leaves her perfect size nine to Betty Dillon. 




Commencement Wee/^ as Freshmeyi 
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Ellen Ford leaves her well-done renditions of Lena 
Horne to Ruth Vigeant. 

Elizabeth Hamilton leaves a few of her many men to 
Mary Jean Davis. 

Kathleen Martin leaves her desire for "a few hours of 
silence for the rep. se of her body" to Marie Magntr. 

Barbara Hurley leaves her love of the Emerald Isle 
to Judy Porrata and Rosalie Polanco. 

Anne Jones leaves her "sure cure for hiccoughs" to any 
Junior so afflicted. 

Clare Rvan leaves her meticulous appearance to Marian 
Black. 

Margaret Nesbit leaves her "skiing ability" to Johnny 
Miner. 

Bette Pringle leaves her enviable position in the caf 
to some lucky Junior. 

Roberta Morrier leaves her professional bridge pla\ing 
to Mary Shanahan. 

Rose Marie LaMountain leaves her "Lavender Blue" 
to Jean Ballou. 

Marion Hoar leaves her "(Jolden tresses and many 
dresses" to Carol Knight. 

Shirley Leroy leaves her unusual "\'alentine Gift" to 
Frances Poscoe. 

V^irginia Rooney leaves her collection of popular mag- 
azines to Rcsemary Daniels. 

Clara Sawtelle leaves her heavenly scent to Sophomores 
with intents to dazzle friends. 

Louise Hanna leaves her subtle wit to Clare McDonnell. 

Mary Maloy leaves her original getups and rendition 
of "Persicos Odi Puer Apparatus" .o Peg Shea. 

Marion Meehan leaves her reservation of Chicopee 
8902 to anvone as fortunate as she. 



Mary Merrigan leaves her "Regina Coeli" to Mary 
Nolan. 

Norma Savpit leaves her midday phone calls to build 
up the morale of the study hall. 

Frances Haley leaves our one and only hope chest to 
Nancy Footit. 

Irene Morin leaves her calory counting and strong will 
power to any cTiet-conscious Junior. 

Beatrice Barrett leaves her title as "Pin-Up Girl of 
O. L. E." to Peg Scott. (Bcbby Pins, that is.) 

Patricia Connell leaves the chair facing her favorite 
vase in the Alumnae Room to the next Elmata Editor. 

Michaelyn Moynihan leaves her gentle manner to 
Barbara Finn. 

Barbara Meagher leaves her charming, well-modulated 
voice to Ellen Baker. 

Betty Ann Carlisle leaves her mail from Winooski 
Park to Gert Donovan. 

Mary Goggin leaves her silver dresser set to Ann 
Scannell to solve her comb-hunting problem. 

Shirley Cummings leaves her gentle footsteps on nightly 
jaunts to Claire O'Melia. 

Elizabeth Flynn leaves the rest of her long, lacquered 
nails to Helen Kelly to complete the handful. 

Eleanor Barron leaves her abundance of chestnut locks 
to Arlene Lynch. 

This we declare to be a complete deposition of all our 
earthly possessions; we therefore ascribe to it our seal in 
the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine. 

The Senior Class of Our Lady of the Elms 

Class Attorney 




Commeyicement Wee^ — today 



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Elms 

Elms Grads Have Backstage Reunion — 
New York, N. Y., June 7, 1959. Last eve' 
ning the class of '49 of the College of Our 
Lady of the Elms met backstage at the St. 
James Theater where Broadway star, Nadine 
Mangan, was hostess to her classmates at a 
unique reunion. All members were present 
and the evening was heightened by enlighten' 
ing discussions of activities of the past decade. 
Congratulations were in order for Nadine 
for her superb performance in "Days of Tri' 
umph," which opened last night, and for 
Ellen Ford and Virginia Rooney who au- 
thored the play. Ruth Murphy, Nadine's 
agent, stated that the play will run for at least 
two years on the Great White Way. Eleanor 
Barron, looking chic as ever, told us of the 
phenomenal success she has had with her 
"School of Charm." Her salon on Fifth Ave 
nue is right next door to "Coiffeur's Colos' 
sal" which is of course Beatrice Barrett's hair 
styling studio. With these two in New York 
is Betty Aidicon who is fast becoming Amer' 
ica's topmost fashion designer. The three 
share a swank penthouse apartment in the 
East Sixties with Betty Hamilton. Betty has 
become topflight model for Power's. She 
adorns the cover of all popular maga2;ines. 
Speaking of models, Bitsey Merrigan could 
well be chosen as the model mother. She left 
her brood of six with Dad in North Adams 
to make the trip. Frances Haley, too, is mar' 
ried and even though she is very busy with 
her three little ones she has found time to 
scribble off a best seller entitled "Left Overs 



/^ariety 

on Monday." She hasn't forgotten her "Mar' 
riage Guidance" Course at the Elms. Shirley 
Cummings drove down in her deluxe stream' 
line Lincoln Continental from Massachusetts. 
She tells us that she recently sold her restau' 
rant "Southboro House — Meet and Eat," 
and invested all her capital in Dot Casey's 
midget Auto Racers. Peg Corrinet, Esther 
Hannigan and Margaret Nesbit made the trip 
down with Shirley. Esther and Peg are living 
in Boston. Esther finds her duties as State 
Representative stimulating indeed and Peg 
tells us that her position as head of the Math 
Dept. at M. L T. is a wonderful experience. 
Nezzie who has been visiting Shirley has just 
published her fourth book on the art of skiing 
and has just recently returned from Sun Val' 
ley where she gleaned material for a fifth. 
Ably representing the class in college circles 
are Michaelyn Moynihan and Pat Connell. 
Both are full professors and are teaching 
at Massachusetts University. "Moynihan's 
Rules and Connell's Postulates" have become 
household words. A Ph.D. too is Marion 
Hoar. Most of Marion's time is spent lectur' 
ing on Atomic Power. Also a lecturer is 
Maureen Keating. She is today considered an 
authority on world conditions. Maureen had 
her start as a star debater at the Elms. 

In the world of music Marion Meehan has 
found a place for herself. Her All'Girl Or- 
chestra and Chorus have toured the country 
several times and have met with great suc- 
cess. The organi2,ation is ably managed by 
Anne Jones. Successful too in the musical 



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"Oh, our song resounds with ynirth and cheer" 



world are Mary Maloy and Rose Marie La- 
Mountain. Mary is rehearsing now for the 
dancing lead in ''Twinkle Toes." With her 
in the cast is Rose Marie who will sing the 
hit songs of the Show. Anna MacDonnell is 
still thrilling audiences with the renditions of 
"Malaguena" and "Ritual Fire Dance." She 
is appearing this week at Carnegie Hall. Rita 
Keough has conquered the field of light-opera 
and is at present appearing in ''H. M. S. Pina- 
fore." A group of our '49 Elmites have mar- 
ried and settled in the suburbs of Conn. Liz 
Flynn informs us that she is having servant 
trouble, but otherwise, she and her steel mag- 
nate husband are happy with their two lovely 
boys. Marie Lawler and Betty Ann Carlisle 
are next door neighbors in Stamford. The two 
girls and their respective spouses have a stand- 
ing Bridge date each Thursday evening. The 
Literary world too claims some of our class- 
mates. Everyone is familiar with the exqui- 
site poems which come from the pen of Ro- 
berta Morrier. Another author of some note 
is Frances Roscoe. We find her essays, short 



stories and quatrains in many of our popular 
publications. In the field of journalism are 
Mary Martin and Mane Murphy. Mary 
aptly fills the position of associate editor for 
Time while Marie is the Holyo}{e Transcript s 
news editor. Irene Morin excells in her 
chosen profession as a commercial artist. Her 
magazine illustrations are quaint and charm- 
ing. Clara Sawtelle, Barbara Hurley and 
Norma Savoit tell us that business is boom- 
ing at ''Interpreters, Inc." Their command 
of the romance languages is everywhere in 
demand. Mary Goggin is pleased with her 
position as Superintendent of Schools in 
Springfield. She is the first woman to have 
this honor and has completely revised the 
entire school system. Kathleen Martin in her 
capacity as Principal of Pittsfield High School 
has made her place in educational circles. 
Marilyn Logan shows not at all the strain of 
her duties as treasurer of the Third National 
Bank of Springfield. It need not be said where 
Marilyn acquired her banking talents! Mar- 
ried to a Williams professor and sparkling 



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hostess at all house parties is Bette Pringle. 
When questioned about life at Williams 
Bette replies that she loves it. ''Shy'' Leroy 
and Helen Vecchia report that guests are 
pouring in to their resort hotel in the Berk- 
shires. ''Shy'' arranges social activities while 
Helen balances the books. "Millie" Zak and 
Ruth Spellman have chosen the field of In- 
dustry, and wisely, too. "Millie" is head of 
Research at DuPont's largest plant and Ruth 
has a similar position at Monsanto. Louise 
Hanna and Clare Ryan have an exclusive 
dress shop in Springfield. These two petite 
Misses model their own originals. Patrons of 
the shop include many Elms girls, needless 
to say. 

Nancy Black is Bridal Consultant for a 



large department store in Worcester. Wed' 
ding attire has had a fascination for Nancy 
since she modeled for our Elms Fashion Shows. 
Personnel manager for the same store is Har' 
riet Goddard. She tells us that her courses in 
Ethics and Sociology at the Elms have aided 
her greatly in dealing with people from all 
walks of life. Last but not least is "Susie" 
Street. Susie reports that "Providence" has 
been very good to her. She and hubby have 
three bouncing boys, which is something for 
the Street family. 

The evening flew by and finally all '49ers 
said their goodbyes and departed, each carry 
ing with her fond memories of a never'tO'be' 
forgotten meeting — one which brought with 
it a renewal of old and lasting friendships. 




Senior Ball Committee — "Oh, how they danced" 



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"On this day, oh heauuful Mother" 



Qlass T*oem 

Let's not count our college days 
By all the text hook pages turned. 
The formulas and dates we learned 
Were stepping stones to higher ways 
Of thinking, acting, living. Yes, 
We've broadened each our scope of mind 
In searching, guided, here, to find 
The greater things, related stress. 

Let's count our days at O. L. E. 

By all the happy things we've done — 

The friends we've made, work shared and fun. 

The pride in each ability 

That any one of us has shown, 

The changes since our freshman year. 

The knowledge that our time spent here 

Has been the best we could have known. 



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1. Snow V\'hite\ Prince 2. Picnicking ... 3. The Long-suffering Seven 4. Eight more months 'til ... 5. The 
life of leisure 6. "Sailing, sailing ..." 7. Cioiiig somewhere? 8. The Seven Dwarfs 9. Back in '47 . . . 
10. "Whistle While You Work" 11. Hi, Marilyn! 12. "To hail with love ..." 13. Twinkle-toes 14. Fond 
Freshman friends 15. Admiral B. and Company 16. Spotlight on Seniors 17. Philadelphia stories 18. Esther, 
the . . . 19. My Little Sister 20. Starlight and roses 




and grasses 19. In the park one day 20. Glamour is her name 




I. That's Casey 2. Entre classes 3. "It Only Happens ..." 4. "Paper Doll" 5. Santa's helpers 6. Dimpled 
Darlin' 7. "You're Beautiful ..." 8. Welcome to O. L. E. 9. "So be like I . . . " 10. "Well, what's this'" 

II. "My Buddy" 12. The President's profile 13. The leader of the band 14. Mother and I 15. Two more 
points 16. "Hail, full of grace" 17. "Have a coke" 18. Fearful Freshmen 19. A daisy for remembrance 20. A 
happy lot 21. "Oh, Holy Night ..." 22. Sing on the stairs 23. "Dear Sophs ..." 24. The name of the law 




TO OUR 



SISTER CLASS 



FROM 



CLASS OF 1951 



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The Hail Mary Frieze contributes to the child's 
daily spiritual growth in addition to its application 
as an art accessory. The complete frieze can be 
used as a permanent decoration for the walls of a 
child's room or the classroom. Contains a beau' 
tifully illustrated booklet of activities. 



The New 
HAIL MARY 
Frieze 

4 POSTERS. 
EACH 12"x36". 
IN ATTRACTIVE 

PORTFOLIO 

A new and beautiful 
poster set for art work 
and class activity in 
school, and in homes. 
The four posters are in 
outline form for crayon 
and water color work 
based on the home life 
of the Blessed Virgin 
and the Child Jesus. 



Price, per sef, $7.00 



MILTON BRADLEY COMPANY, SPRINGFIELD 2, MASSACHUSETTS 



WALL-STREETER SHOE COMPANY 



Manufacturers of 

^oai PaU 

Fine Shoes for Men 



NORTH ADAMS MASSACHUSETTS 



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BENZIGER BROS., INC. 


Compliments oj 


106 CHAUNCEY STREET 




Boston, Mass. 


WILLIAM P. BROWN CO., INC. 


Phone LIBerty 11 50 






Contractors and Engineers 


RELIGIOUS ARTICLES 


Heating — Plumbing — Ventilating 


CHURCH GOODS 






655 Worthington Street 


Boo\s of All Catholic Publishers 


SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 


Compliments of 


D. G. Canty Co. 




Masons' Supplies, 


Hon. Edward 0. Boiirbeau 


Sand and Gravel 




12 School Street 




CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS 



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Compliments of 

ABC TAXI CO. 

Tel. Chicopee 2054 

All Drivers Ex-servicemen 

Day and Night We 256^^ Exchange St. 
Never Sleep Chicopee 


Aquadio & Cerrati 

Contractors 

86 MAIN ST. 

NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 


RANGE and FURNACE OILS 

AU T H 

607 Belmont Avenue 
PHONE 7-1468 

COAL COKE 


Compliments of 

Burnam's 

1402 MAIN STREET 

SPRINGFIELD MASS. 


Compliments, of 

Arthur Rciltliciz<ir 

City Clerk 


Compliments of 

A. E. BLAIR 

Electrical Contractor 

NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 


Compliments of 

JEWELERS 

250 exchange st. 
Chicopee, Massachusetts 
( over Vi/oolwortKs ) 


Block's Woman's Shop 
Exclusive Women's, Misses' 
116 Elm St. Phone 246 Westfield, Mass. 

''Knoum for Its 
Courtesy, ^luihty, ana bervxce 



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BEST WISHES 




of the 




ALUMNAE 




of the 




COLLEGE OF 




OUR LADY OF THE 


ELMS 


to the 




SENIOR CLASS OF 


1949 



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Number One on the Health Parade 

DAIRY PRODUCTS ARE LISTED NUMBER ONE 
ON THE NATIONAL NUTRITION LIST 

Include These Items In Tour Daily Diet 

HOOD'S MILK AND ICE CREAM 



STEAM, HOT WATER and FURNACE HEATING 

PLUMBING 

252 EXCHANGE STREET, CHICOPEE 

When you are next in need of plumbing or heating — whether new work 
or modernization — let us figure with you 



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CHICOPEE SAVINGS 
BANK 

SAVINGS 
for all purposes 

Mortgage Loans Solicited 

THRIFT 

Christmas Club — Tax Club 

"Special Attention Given to G. I. Loans" 



Compliments of 

Maurice Casey, Inc. 

Established 1896 

TELEPHONE 997 19 DUBOIS STREET 

Wholesale and Retail 
MILK, CREAM AND ICE CREAM 

WESTFIELD, MASS. 



Complimeyits of 
A 

FRIEND 




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Center Department 
Store 

Incorporated 

M. Ferris ii Bro., Proprietors 

Dry Goods and Clothing 

54-56 CENTER ST., CHICOPEE, MASS. 
Telephone 1230 


Telephone 2-6969 We Strive to Please 

Carr Hardware Co. 

Hardware, Paint, Plumbing Supplies 
Electrical Supplies 
Household and Sporting Goods 

413 North Street Next to Strand Theatre 
PITTSFIELD, MASS. 


^Bridal shop 

1249 Main St. 

SPRINGFIELD 


Compliments of 
A 

FRIEND 


City Tire Company 

U. S. TIRES 

Telephone 7-1419 
218 DwiGHT Street, Springfield, Mass. 

RECAPPING — VULCANIZING 


Compliments of 

JAMES J. DOWD & SON 
Insurance 

HOLYOKE, MASS. 


Field's Hardware 

Moore's Paints 
Glass, Tools, Seeds 
Housewares, Hardware 

256 EXCHANGE ST., CHICOPEE, MASS. 


Glenwood Pharmacy 

"A Reliable Drug Store ' 
M.'^uRiCE B. Landers, Reg. Pharm. 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS 

Phone 2-0257 

435 Springfield St. Springfield, Mass. 



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Compliments of 
GUIMOND'S DRUG STORE 


PHONE 351 

MLLE. GAUTHIER 

26 Center Street 
Chicopee, M.ass.^chusetts 

Hosiery, Millinery, and 
Ladies' Underwear 


Hastings Stationery 
Store 

Greeting Cards 
for All Occasions 

CHICOPEE MASSACHUSETTS 


Compliments of 

Janis Bake Shoppe 

CHICOPEE 


W. C. KOSIOREK 

FLORIST 

500 Front Street 
CHICOPEE. MASSACHUSETTS 


LAWLER STEEPLE SERVICE 

Let'Us'Be'Known-ByThe'Quality 
Of'Work'We-Do 

NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 


Lambson Furniture 
Company 

Complete House Furnishers 

Telephone 22 89 Elm Street 
WESTFIELD, MASS. 


FUR CENTRE 1 

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" Furs of quality 
May be purchasedL, with confidence at 
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BEST WISHES 




O THE 




SENIORS 
ROM THE 



CLASS OF 1950 



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COMPLIMENTS 
OF A 
FRIEND 



Complimey^ts of 

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Compliments of 


HAFEY 




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Jeanne D'Arc Circle 

No. 44 


Serving Springfield 


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Xapmen's! 3^etreat 


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George O. McGlynn, Opt. D. 
John J. O'Neil, Opt. D. 

McGlynn K- O'Neil 

Optiiuwtrifits 

Bookstore Building, Phone 2-9514 

1383 MAIN STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 
Established njio 


Mitchell's Filling Station 

"Service with a Conscience ' 

437 Springfield Street 
Tel. 8094 


Coynphments of 

MORRIS FUR STORAGE 

Cleaning Repairing Restyling 

584 State Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 

D. Morris O'Connor, Pres. and Manager 


NATIONAL 
LIBRARY BINDERY 

WEST SPRINGFIELD 
MASSACHUSETTS 

Bibles and Prayerbooks 
Beautirully Bound 

Tel. 3-7145 


Compliments of 

RICE £7 KELLY, INC. 

W. F. G.arrity 
GOOD FURNITURE 
Pittsfield, Mass. 


ROWLEY Motor Sales 

PACKARD 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 


SKIBINSKI 
Electrical Appliances 

6 center street 
Chicopee, Massachusetts 


Compliments of 

Bonnie M. Solin 

Jeweler — Optician 



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LOTS OF GOOD LUCK 



to the 



SENIORS 



from the 



CLASS OF 1952 



POMEROY COAL AjND 
OIL COMPANY 



Emerald Street 
Chicopee. Massachusetts 



Compliments 



of 



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Diamonds, Watches, Silverware, Gifts 
GIVE JEWELRY ... the Lasting Gift 




Watches from $24.75 



GERALD F. MORAN 

Jewelers and Optician 
38 Vernon St. 3-4185 Springfield 

Divided Payments at no additional cost 



Compliments of 

SPRINGFIELD 
FIRE and MARINE 
INSURANCE CO. 



195 STATE STREET 

SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



Compliments of 



Frank C. Tylunas 



I 59 BROADWAY 



CHICOPEE, MASS. 



Telephone 1826 



Compliments of 



WEST STREET PITTSFIELD, MASS. 



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Compliments 



of 



Mr. and Mrs. Jack Casey 
and Family 

Great Barrington, Mass. 



^^^A CK REST A UBAJX'T " 



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LEO J, SIMARD 



54 Suffolk Street Holyoke, Mass. 




92 MAIN STREET 



NORTH ADAMS. MASS. 



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Solin's Market, Inc. 

no West Street 
CHICOPEE. MASSACHUSETTS 


! Complnnents of 

Springfield Civil Service 
and Commercial School 

145 State St., Springfield 
Telephone 2-8416 


Comphments of 

E. A. SULLIVAN CO. 

384 Main Street 
worcester massachusetts 


TIERNEY'S 

CJIowers 

288 Bridge Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 


DIAMONDS WATCHES 
Incorporated 

TRUE BROTHERS 

Jewelers 
Established 1898 

1390 Mam Street 

Fine quality — large variety — fair prices 
JEWELRY SILVERWARE 


Complements of 

Vogue Beauty Sdlon 

CHICOPEE 


F. J. MALONEY 

Athletic Outfitter 

333 DwiGHT Street 
SPRINGFIELD. MASS. 


SCHERMERHORN FISH CO. 

Incorporated 
SPRINGFIELD HOLYOKE 

Largest Seafood Dealers in 
V\/estern Massachusetts 



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JOHN A. FITZGERALD 



ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 



43 Oxford Street 



Springfield, Mass. 



^^^f Li's worlk printuK^ at alt, it's wortk prinUncf rL()ki." 




^AePond-El^eigCo 

Printers 
^piingfield Massachusetts 



STATE AND ANDREW STREETS 

Telephone 4-2187 



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Compliments of 



T. J. CONWAY COMPANY 

Plumbing and Heating 

CONTRACTORS 

77 Winter St., Springfield, Mass. 
Phone 2-5131 



D. C. Sweeney & Sons 



Hill's Pharmacy 

Headquarters for 

LOVELL AND COVEL CHOCOLATES 
KEMPS NUTS 

Max Factor, Coty, Evening in Paris 
and many other well-known Toiletries 

250 Exchange Street 
Chicopee, Mass. 



220 Worthington Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 

Qualify Furnifure 
for Your Enfire Home 




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Compliments of 

BELMONT 
LAUNDRY 

327 Belmont Avenue 
SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS 


L. W. Callahan 

Painting Contractor 

48 Westford Circle Springfield, Mass. 
Telephone 3-3062 


Compliments of 

CALLAHAN BROS. 

WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 


B. E. CROWLEY 

Incorporated 

Dealers in 

Plumbing and 
Heaf'sng Supplies 

32 EMERY STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 


24'HOUR SERVICE COURTEOUS DRIVERS 

Dusty's Taxi Service 

Springfield Packard Cab Service 
6-7737 or 2-6100 

All New Packard Clipper 
Cabs at Your Service 

137 Bridge Street Springfield, Mass. 


Complimey^ts of 

W. J. LYNCH 


Compliments of 

Sanford Hardware Co. 

424 Springfield Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 


Pure Candies Right Prices 

Sharp's Confectionery 

Is Guaranteed 

If These Goods Are Not Satisfactory Return 
Them to Us 

Our Ice Cream Is the Cream of Creams 
WHOLESALE RETAIL 

Sharp's Home Made Ice Cream 

For Weddings, Socials, Showers, etc. 
342 Front Street TeL 1058 Chicopee, Mass. 



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T. P. SAMPSON CO 

Cjfuneral directors 



Thomas W. P. Sampson, President 



Neylon J. Sampson, Direcior 



730 State Street 



300 Belmont Avenue 710 Liberty Street 



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DAXIEL 0-CO»ELL*S SO>S, I>C. 

HOLYOKE, MASSACHLSETTS 



General Contractors 



Established 1879 



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WORSTED CCMPANy 



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CHICO CLUB Beverages 
Golden and Pale Dry 

GINGER ALE 



CHICOPEE SODA CO, 



CHICOPEE, MASS. 
Telephone 605 



Compliments of 

R. C. FITZ & CO. 

PRINTER 



Telephones 2-3693 — ■4-6671 



347 WORTHINGTON STREET 



Springfield, Massachusetts 



NEW ENGLAND 
CHURCH SUPPLY 



RELIGIOUS ARTICLES 
PRAYERBOOKS 



SPRINGFIELD 



MASSACHUSETTS 



STETSO\ S 

MEN WOMEN 



SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 
'More hy the Pair — Less hy the Tear 



T. F. SHEEHAN 

Florist 



136 State Street Springfield, Mass. 



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Compliments of 



VERDEORO PLAYERS 



College of 
Our Lady of the Elms 



CHICOPEE MASSACHUSETTS 



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Best Wishes to the Class of 19Jf9 




CLAY WILSON -^-^ ^ 
CARILLON STUDIO^^ — ""^l^*^ 




77 



Photogi'apher foi' the Class of 1949 



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Compliments of 

P. J. BRAULT 

Real Estate and 
Insurance Agent 

CHICOPEE FALLS MASSACHUSETTS 



Worcester School of 
Business Science 

88 FRONT STREET 

WORCESTER, MASS. 





Springfield's Leading Restaurant 

170-174 Worthington Street 
SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS 



Compliments of 

SITTARD'S 
SERVICE STATION 

NEWBURY ST. CHICOPEE, MASS. 



m^SSASOIT {RGQAVinG CO. 

PMOTO €nGAAV-EASGAAP.MIC AATS • mOOC AH ACPAOOUCTIOn S 
77 WOAT*4inGTOn ST • SPAinG«l€LD m«SS • 



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